Morgan Freeman, the actor and voiceover man will bring his voice to National Geographic channel’s new series called The Story of God, reports Deadline.
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will be host of and producer of The Story of God, a new series by National Geographic Channel and Revelations Entertainment.
The series, scheduled to air sometime next year in 171 countries and 45 languages, will focus on creation and religion with polarizing topics like miracles and resurrection, Digital Trends reports.
Freeman, a renowned actor, film director and narrator, will visit religious sites around the world. These include the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the Bodhi Tree in India, Mayan temples in South America, and the Lakewood megachurch in Texas. The show will look at various ruins and artifacts with specialists to tell the story of God. Controversial topics such as neuroscience and cosmology are also examined.
Representatives from National Geographic and Revelations Entertainment praised both the show and Freeman.
National Geographic Channel’s CEO Courteney Monroe said the show is an “epic and very personal journey to understand mankind’s religious devotion.” Revelations Entertainment’s executive producer Lori McCreary promised that the series “will spur meaningful conversations about God and faith, by believers and nonbelievers alike.”
Slash Gear reminded that Freeman, 78, has played God in the movies Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty. Many people associate his voice with God and heaven otherwise too. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and starred in many box office hits such as Unforgiven, Glory, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Seven, Deep Impact, and Sum of All Fears.
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Most recently, Freeman has worked as an executive producer for CBS’ hit drama series Madame Secretary.