TV Casting Roundup: Diogo Morgado Is Jesus In 'The Bible' Miniseries, Sarah Bolger Joins 'Once Upon A Time'

Portugal’s Diogo Morgado is playing Jesus in The Bible, the History miniseries being produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Principal photography is now wrapping on the 10-hour, five-part mini, which is set to premiere next year. It will tell some of the best-known stories from the most popular book in human history, from Noah’s Ark and the Exodus to Daniel in the Lion’s Den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Morgado’s previous U.S. credits include the feature film Red Butterfly, and he plays the lead male role in the telenovela Laços De Sangre, Portugal’s top-rated series. He is repped in the U.S. by The Park Noack Agency and Spellbound Entertainment.

Sarah Bolger will recur on Once Upon A Time this coming season playing Sleeping Beauty in the fantastical ABC drama. Our pals over at TVLine reported the casting exclusively. The Irish-born Bolger starred on Showtime’s The Tudors and in the 2002 feature In America, which earned her a Spirit Award nomination. ABC has not announced a Season 2 premiere date yet for Once, which was last season’s highest-rated freshman drama.

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