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Prime Video Drops the First Look at Faith-Based Drama Series, ‘The Baxters’

Prime Video Drops the First Look at Faith-Based Drama Series, ‘The Baxters’

Touched By an Angel star Roma Downey will star in a new Prime Video faith-based family drama, The Baxters.

We know, the words “faith-based family drama” probably bring flashbacks of some of the cringier 7th Heaven moments. But the trailer for The Baxters shows that this series is going beyond silly struggles to tackle real-life issues young adults can actually relate to.

Based on Karen Kingsbury’s best-selling series, The Baxters follows Elizabeth (Downey) and John Baxter (Ted McGinley) and their five adult children as they navigate relationships, careers, love and faith. The first season will center on daughter Kari (Ali Cobrin), who discovers that her husband, a college professor, has been secretly having an affair with one of his students. The revelation puts her marriage to the test, pushing her to find comfort in her faith and her family, all while trying to figure out if there’s any redemption in her relationship with her husband.

Redemption is the key theme throughout the series, as each family member has a relationship with someone — including at times, God — that needs to be redeemed. Can it happen? That’s the question we all have had to ask ourselves at various times in our life. Redemption is rarely an easy, straightforward path, and it seems like the Baxters understand that well.

In addition to McGinley, Cobrin and Downey — who also served as the series’ executive producer — the show will star Brandon Hirsch, Masey McLain, Josh Plasse, Cassidy Gifford, Reilly Anspaugh and Emily Peterson.

The series is the latest faith-based content from Prime Video. In January, Amazon announced a partnership with The Wonder Project, a faith-based production company from Jesus Revolution director Jon Erwin, to develop more series and films rooted in faith for Prime Video, including the upcoming series based on King David’s life.

The Baxters will premiere on Prime Video on March 28.

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