National Geographic’s latest biopic examining a legendary death now has its first full trailer. Here’s a look at Killing Jesus, which stars Haaz Sleiman (Nurse Jackie) as Christ, Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as Pontius Pilate, and a rather hairy Kelsey Grammer as King Herod. The project is based on the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and is part of a series of titles that includes Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy.
Watch the trailer:
Expect the film to examine the final days of Jesus and his crucifixion, as well as the political machinations surrounding his death. The Morocco-based production previously received some protest for tapping a Muslim-raised actor (Sleiman) for the starring role, a decision the actor movingly defended during a press event for the show last month. Killing Jesus premieres Sunday, March 29.