Channel 4/NBC go biblical

'Ark,' 'Sodom and Gomorra' based on Sanders' findings

Britain’s Channel Four has just inked a deal with NBC to co-produce two hourlong doc specials — “The Ark of the Covenant” and “Sodom and Gomorra.”

The two shows, both in production, will air domestically on NBC and be distributed worldwide by Channel Four Intl.

The docs are based on the findings of Mike Sanders, one of the preeminent biblical scientists in the world. Sanders and his team of scientists dove into the Dead Sea to discover clues on the ruins of Sodom and Gomorra, and went to Egyptian deserts to locate the lost ark.

“This is part of Channel Four Intl.’s strategy to expand its co-production activities in North America. By dealing with NBC Entertainment, we are able to bring substantial production investment into the U.K. while breaking through to one of the world’s leading suppliers of content,” Channel Four Intl. exec Bernard MacLeod said.

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