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Much debate over depiction of Satan in 'The Bible' series

by Carla Hinton Published: March 18, 2013

Ooohhhh, there’s a storm brewing … over the depiction of Satan in ‘The Bible’ series on History.

Apparently, numerous viewers watched last night’s segment of the 10-hour miniseries and thought the actor portraying the devil bore more than a slight resemblance to Obama, as in President Barack Obama.

The producers of the hit series, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, were just in Oklahoma City and I had a chance to interview them. If I’d seen last night’s show before the interview, would I have asked them if they purposely chose to depict Satan to resemble the president? You bet I would have.

Read on for stories about this latest development:

Reuters: “‘The Bible’ producers dismiss devil character’s resemblance to Obama”

Yahoo TV:  ”Actor who portrays the devil on History’s ‘The Bible’ looks like Obama”

 

Los Angeles Times: “‘The Bible’ producers deny Satan meant to look like President Obama” 

 

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

 

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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