Son of God actor Diogo Morgado

‘Son Of God’ Actor Diogo Morgado Talks About Playing Jesus

Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado became somewhat of an overnight sensation after his portrayal of Jesus in the History Channel hit miniseries The Bible, now he has been cast in the same role in Son of God.

The film from the same producers as the miniseries — husband and wife Mark Burnett and Roma Downey — took many of the same stars from the original to star in the new film.

The Bible was such a massive success that Burnett and Downey quickly decided to tell the story in a movie format and cast Mogrado in the role of Jesus once again.

Son of God will focus on the life of Jesus, using scenes from the miniseries, but also new footage.

When The Bible premiered March 3, 2013 it essentially beat all the shows airing on major networks and the last espisode tied in ratings with a new episode of AMC’s high-rated series The Walking Dead.

As reported by The Inquisitr on Tuesday the producers have decided to scrap Satan from Son of God, after the casting of actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouzaani drew comparisons to President Obama because of their uncanny resemblance.

At the time, there was controversy when some accused the series of purposely casting Ouzaani as the devil, which Burnett and Downey called “utter nonsense.”

Speaking of their decision Downey told The Hollywood Reporter:

“It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor (…) This is now a movie about Jesus, the son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time.”

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