Tyler Perry To Host Musical on FOX

Live TV musicals must be the latest trend because Tyler Perry’s The Passion is up next.

Acquired by Fox, the project will center on the last days of Jesus Christ, from the Last Supper to the resurrection.

The Passion is both wonderfully entertaining and genuinely inspirational,” said Fox Entertainment president David Madden. “Tyler Perry is the perfect host to lead the cast – and viewers – through the streets of New Orleans in this contemporary re-telling of a timeless story.”

While the list of performers has not been solidified yet, Deadline reports that the two-hour event will feature a lineup of top entertainers.

Catch the production when it airs live from New Orleans on Mar. 20.