Fans of The History Channel’s breakout hit, The Bible, noticed this weekend that the character of “Satan” looks an awful lot like a certain Democratic Commander in Chief. The Daily Mail even reported that conservative pundit Glenn Beck fanned the flames of the connection by tweeting, “Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?”
So is it a coincidence or a conspiracy?
The Bible’s producer, Mark Burnett, hasn’t commented on any political connections to the casting, but did say that “The hand of God was on this…the actors came together perfectly.” So, it remains a divine mystery.
One thing that shouldn’t be a mystery is the success of the show. After all, The Bible is one of the most popular series of books of all time with a more fervent fanbase than even Harry Potter can boast. As a fan of The Bible book series, I have to say I was confused by the casting for Satan since I always pictured him less as a black Muslim human being and more as a red skinned demonic force from Hell. But hey, we all see characters differently in our heads. I mean, there are still some Hunger Games readers who insist that “dark-skinned” Rue was white.
The Bible airs Sunday nights on The History Channel. Someone drop me a line if they’re going to do a faithful adaptation of “The Song of Solomon” chapter.
[Photo credit: The History Channel & Getty Images]