After logging nearly 75,000 miles and visiting 30 cities, the Emmy-nominated The Story of God with Morgan Freeman returns with a third season from executive producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary, and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment.
National Geographic and Revelations Entertainment explore the ways humanity has sought and received faith throughout our history in season three of the Emmy-nominated hit series, premiering on National Geographic and video-streaming service FOX+, on June 20 at 9.00 p.m. (Hong Kong time) in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Freeman again travels to the far reaches of the globe to visit some of humanity’s most sacred sites in a quest that explores the different ways that spirituality and transformation have established a connection with the divine, and how our search for God’s presence has informed our shared history, culture, beliefs and even individual behavior.
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman takes viewers on an interfaith journey around the globe, traveling to 30 different cities of historical and anthropological importance, including Jerusalem, Kathmandu, Jericho, Rome, Bethlehem, Paris, Prague, Hanoi, Toronto, and Lourdes.
The series’ filmmakers logged more than 50,000 total miles, which is the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe twice, and met with 13 religious experts, eight priests, three druids, three shamans, one imam, one rabbi, one former executioner, one nun, two living goddesses and hundreds of monks.
The series takes an expansive look at religions celebrated around the world, exploring practices that date back thousands of years before the Common Era, as well as new denominations founded less than 100 years ago, and interviewing believers of many faiths including Christians, Jews, pagans, druids, Muslims, Hindus, Jains, animists, Buddhists and agnostics.
Each of the six episodes in the new season is centered around a different question about our relationship to the divine: Search for the Devil; Gods Among Us; Visions of God; Deadly Sins; Divine Secrets; and Holy Laws.
To explore these topics and more, the series travels to some of the world’s most sacred sites, including the Chapel at Lourdes, where thousands of believers claim to have been cured by the waters of its spring; the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where the faithful believe Jesus was born; the ancient city of Pergamon in Turkey, dubbed “Satan’s Throne”; the spectacularly preserved Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, Italy; the Gheralta mountains of Ethiopia, where Coptic Christian priests scale the side of a mountain to reach an ancient cave; the temple palace of the Kumari in Nepal; and Tel Megiddo, an archaeological site containing one of the oldest known references to Jesus Christ as God.
The first two seasons of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman are available to stream on video streaming service, FOX+.
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