The Scroll will feature new versions of stories from the Bible told through the perspective of a group of friends, who are based on historical figures in the religious book.

Latifah will serve as an executive producer on the project, which TV bosses are planning to put into production later this year (17).

The new series is Latifah's latest foray into TV - she also appears on Lee Daniels' music drama Star and she is also planning a reboot of her show Living Single.