TV One’s ‘To Hell and Back’: Behind the Scenes

Ernie Hudson and Vanessa Bell Calloway star as Joe and Janine Patterson in TV One's 'To Hell and Back.'

Ernie Hudson and Vanessa Bell Calloway star as Joe and Janine Patterson in TV One’s ‘To Hell and Back.’

Debuting tonight on TV One, ‘To Hell and Back’ is a modern day tale of the Book of Job, taken from the Old Testament. Job is a wealthy man living in a land called Uz with his large family and extensive flocks. He is “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil. One day, Satan (“the Adversary”) appears before God in heaven. God boasts to Satan about Job’s goodness, but Satan argues that Job is only good because God has blessed him abundantly. Satan challenges God that, if given permission to punish the man, Job will turn and curse God. God allows Satan to torment Job to test this bold claim, but he forbids Satan to take Job’s life in the process.

Written by Rhonda Baraka and Directed by Christine Swanson, ‘To Hell and Back’  explores the life of Joe Patterson (Ernie Hudson), a successful Christian Atlanta real estate developer with a mansion and a happy family including a beautiful wife Janine (Vanessa Bell Calloway). Patterson experiences a series of horrible events changing his life circumstances, testing his family and his faith.

‘To Hell and Back’ is TV One‘s latest film in an ongoing slate of original programming including ‘Fear Files’ and ‘Hear No Evil.’

‘To Hell And Back’ is produced by Eric Tomosunas of Swirl Films. Lamar Chase is the producer for TV One and Tia A. Smith serves as Executive In Charge of Production and Programming. D’Angela Proctor is the Executive Producer for the network.

‘To Hell and Back’ debuts Easter Weekend, April 4 at 8 p.m. EST. Check your local listings for channel information.

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news blog ‘Burton Wire.’ Follow us on Twitter @TheBurtonWire or Instagram

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