Morgan Freeman to Host and Produce New National Geographic Series "The Story of God"

Morgan Freeman to Host and Produce New National Geographic Series "The Story of God"
Photo Credit: Bruce Almighty

Photo Credit: Bruce Almighty

The Story of God is a new global series that explores mankind's quest to understand the divine.

Hosted and produced by Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman along with National Geographic Channel and Lori McCreary and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment, The Story of God is an epic adventure and a profoundly personal journey on the part of Freenman has he immerses himself in religious experiences and rituals all around the world.

He will also become a test subject in scientific labs to examine how the frontiers of neuroscience and cosmology are intersecting the traditional domain of religion.

“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.”

This quest will bring viewers to some of humanity's greatest religious sites, such as Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, India's Bodhi Tree, Mayan temples and the Lakewood megachruch in Texas. Freeman will also be travelling with archaeologist to uncover the long-lost religions of our ancestors, such as the 10,000-year-old ruins at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey or the ancient Celtic monument at Stonehenge.

With science, history, anthropology, personal experience and the storyteller that is Morgan Freeman and the power of National Geographic Channel, The Story of God is expected to be both visually stunning and thought-provoking, spurring meaningful conversations about God and faith, by believers and non-believers alike.

The Story of God is slated to premiere in 2016 global in 171 countries and 45 languages.