Fox Developing a Miniseries About Jesus

The series will be called Nazareth and will focus on Jesus' life during his formative years on which the Bible is mute.

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore (C) performs the role of Jesus in 'The Passion of Jesus'
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore (C) performs the role of Jesus in 'The Passion of Jesus' by the Wintershall Players on Good Friday to crowds in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London.AFP

Fox began producing a series on the life of Jesus of Nazareth, reported Friday.

According to the report, the show, called Nazareth, will recount the story of Jesus's formative years from the age of 13, when he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his parents, to the age of 30, when he was baptized and began his ministry. This time frame is often referred to as the 'lost years' as the gospels give no details on Jesus' life during this period.

The series will be written and produced by David Franzoni, best known for writing the movie Gladiator, Deadline reported. According to the report no director or actors were yet chosen to take part in the production.

Nazareth is only the last in a series of biblically themed miniseries being produced recently. The History Channel aired The Bible, in March 2013, which also recounted the life of Jesus. Its sequel A.D. Beyond the Bible, is scheduled to air on NBC this summer. The Bible was adapted to a feature film, which was released on April 25.

Jesus was, according to the Christian Bible, A first century Jew from the Galilee, who preached heterodox theology and was crucified in his early 30s. According to Christian theology Jesus was resurrected three days after his death. His life and message are at the core of Christianity, a creed of over a billion adherents worldwide.