Twitter users got on board “The Passion,” which ran its two-hour spectacle on Fox Palm Sunday, March 20. The show stared Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ, Trisha Yearwood as Mary, Seal as Pontius Pilate and Chris Daughtry as Judas. It was shot from New Orleans with Tyler Perry serving as its narrator.
Fox’s mounting of its live spectacular, “The Passion,” was actually pre-taped for some scenes. Due to logistical reasons, they were filmed in advance because the characters would have a hard time getting from one location to the next if they
I’m just glad that Jesus is being celebrated this huge on TV… Y’all understand what this man did for us? #ThePassionLive
— Ayanna P. (@AyannaPrescod) March 21, 2016
The fact that #ThePassionLive is on tv is proof so many people are searching for something more meaningful than what they have now. So cool!
— Emily MaynardJohnson (@EmilyMaynard) March 21, 2016
@NevahFayzD it’s fantastic!!!
— MsLamanda (@MsLamanda) March 21, 2016
“The Passion” is the story about Jesus’ last hours, but it’s told in a very relatable way. The music used on the show were contemporary pop hits that the millennials could related to very well. Some of these included “Mad World” by Tears for Fears and “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence. One user commented that the choice of location was also spot on.
— KellyeWeddingVincent (@KellyeWedding) March 21, 2016
Twitter has commended Fox’s second live show and it looks like the network has scored another win following its presentation of “Grease: Live” back in January.