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Kevin Sorbo, Outspoken 'Hercules' Christian Actor, to Star in New Faith-Based NBC Show 'Miracle Man'

( [email protected] ) Dec 10, 2015 01:24 PM EST
Christian actor Kevin Sorbo, known for his role as the atheist professor in God's Not Dead, is slated to appear in the new faith-based NBC drama "Miracle Man", focusing on the power of miracles.
Kevin Sorbo is known for his role in ''Heaven is for Real'' and ''Hercules: The Legendary Journeys''

Christian actor Kevin Sorbo, known for his role as the atheist professor in God's Not Dead, is slated to appear in the new faith-based NBC drama "Miracle Man," focusing on the power of miracles.

According to NBC, "Miracle Man centers on Jason Greene (Sorbo), a decorated Army Ranger who is nearly killed in Afghanistan. Haunted by the experience, he's discharged and returns home to a wife who's left him and an adult son he barely knows. As Jason struggles to piece his life together, he discovers a power - the ability to make miracles happen, marvels often small but real that can change people's lives. Jason, tough and skeptical, is on a quest to discover why."

The show is written and produced by Robert Eisele, who also wrote the Denzel Washington drama The Great Debaters. Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, who previously worked with Sorbo on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, will also be producing.

While the show does not yet have a release date, some are speculating it will air as early as next fall.

In addition to starring in God's Not Dead, Sorbo has appeared in a number of faith-based films, including Let the Lion Roar, where he portrays the legendary Protestant preacher and theologian John Calvin.

The 57-year-old father-of-three often speaks openly about his faith and dedication to spreading the Christian message of goodness and salvation through his work. He's also very candid about his belief that Christians in Hollywood are continually targeted by the secular media.

"I think being a conservative in Hollywood and being a Christian in Hollywood, you get attacked," he told CNSNews in 2014. "It's so strange to me that the media sits there and protects the things that they protect, or they ignore the things that they ignore, and they go after stories like global warming-like that's more important than what's going on in the world right now with these terrorists."

But given the success of films such as God's Not Dead and Heaven is for Real, Sorbo said he believes Hollywood is starting to "wake up" to the needs of an underserved faith-based audience.

"I don't think it's an 'us vs. them' sort of mentality. But I live in this world. I'm out here, so I see what's going on," he told Peter Heck on his radio program last year.

"I think they're finally starting to wake up...I hope they get it," he said regarding the demand for more Christian films. "It is called show business after all."

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