Producers of 'The Bible' Discuss Series of 'Miracles' That Happened On Set

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A miniseries called The Bible has become a favorite for Americans, as it landed more than 13 million viewers in its first episode.

But the success of the show isn’t surprising to its creators, as they claim the production of the movie was influenced by God, which became particularly apparent to them after a series of omens occurred on set.

These “miracles” happened during key scenes in the series, including when Jesus was to be crucified and when he was baptized.

Producer Mark Burnett said the series seemed preordained while they filmed.

“The hand of God was on this,” he said. “The edit came together perfectly, the actors came together perfectly, it just comes to life.”

But it wasn’t just the cast and crew that made him think the film was blessed.

He and his wife Roma Downey explained the “weird things” that happened on set.

In one scene where Jesus tells priest Nicodemus, “the Holy Spirit is like the wind,” a big gust of wind hit the set.

“At that moment, a wind, like as if a 747 was taking off, blew his hair, almost blew the set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the desert. Everyone just looked at everyone like, ‘What just happened?’” Burnett said.

Another time, while filming the crucifixion scene, dozens of venomous snakes were found crawling around.

They had hired a “snake wrangler” to keep the set free of pests, and they usually found one or two snakes a day.

But during the filming of the crucifixion, the wrangler found 48 snakes.

It gets even more mysterious after they filmed the baptism scene and the actor lost his costume in the water. It floated away, but a little boy returned it to the set four days later.

“Four days later, a kid showed up from many, many, many miles away, who had been seeking us through the desert to return this to us,” Burnett said. “He didn’t know what it was why he should seek us, but he felt he had to return it.

The show airs on the History Channel for two hours on Sunday nights. The finale will air on March 31.

Entertainment Weekly