A story exploring the political, social and historical collusions that led to crucifixion of Jesus Christ — "Killing Jesus" — will premiere on the small screen on Good Friday, which marks the crucifixion, on April 3.

The three-hour documentary, which combines cinematography with intimate storytelling, will be brought to television by National Geographic Channel. 

The documentary, produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, will dive inside the historical story of how a man whose messages and preaching led to his persecution and execution by a group of conspirators who saw him as a threat to their power.

By showing the film, the channel plans to put familiar Biblical characters under a new lens to give them layers of meaning.

Actors like Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer and Haaz Sleiman feature in the documentary.