A.D. tells the story of the first followers of Jesus, bringing to life their dramatic struggle for survival in a complex and dangerous world. The Jewish nation is under the boot of Roman occupation. Some fight for freedom from oppression, others fight to maintain power and status. Revolutionary zealots battle with temple priests for the hearts and minds of the people. But Rome has lost patience with this rogue province that seems to accept no authority but God; war is brewing between Romans and Jews, a war the Jews cannot win. And yet, amidst the violence and intrigue, Jesus' radical message of hope and peace prevails. The first 12-episode season will takes us through the early days of Christianity, where A.D.'s audience will see how a small band of brothers and sisters fought to keep Jesus' message of hope alive.