National Geographic Channel is working with Revelations Entertainment on "The Story of God," which will be hosted and executive produced by Morgan Freeman.
Each episode of "The Story of God" will center on one big question about the divine – from the mystery of creation, to the true power of miracles, to the promise of resurrection, says the press release. Freeman will be on the ground at some of humanity’s greatest religious sites. Additionally, he’ll travel with archeologists to uncover the long-lost religions of our ancestors.
"The Story of God" is slated to air on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Mundo in 2016 in the U.S. and globally in 171 countries and 45 languages.
“The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world,” said Freeman. “For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey.”
“We’re partnering with Revelations Entertainment and the talented, multifaceted Morgan Freeman to produce an epic and very personal journey to understand mankind’s religious devotion,” said Courteney Monroe, the CEO of National Geographic Channels. “Blending science, history, anthropology and personal experience, we’re harnessing the power of the National Geographic brand and our unparalleled global reach to tell a meaningful and awe-inspiring story of religion and spirituality, across disciplines and faiths.”
"God is arguably the most important topic of our time," said executive producer Lori McCreary of Revelations Entertainment. “National Geographic’s unprecedented inside access will allow us to explore the global mystery behind God and religion. With Morgan as our storyteller, we’re going to produce a visually stunning and thought-provoking series that will spur meaningful conversations about God and faith, by believers and nonbelievers alike.”
Freeman also hosts "Through the Wormhole" – the television series that explores the mysteries of existence, such as what triggered life on Earth, which began airing on the Science channel in the USA, in 2010.