NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS
SECOND SEASON OF EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES
THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN,
THE NETWORK’S MOST-WATCHED SERIES OF ALL TIME
From Executive Producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment , The Sophomore Season to Air Globally on NGC in 2017
SOURCE: Different Drummer
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 21, 2016) National Geographic Channel announced today the greenlight of a second season of its Emmy-nominated hit series, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. From executive producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment, the first season of the series quickly became the network’s most-watched series of all time when it premiered this past spring. Hailed as “fascinating” by the Wall Street Journal and “eye-opening” by MediaPost, the first season earned a 2016 Emmy award nomination for Outstanding Informational Series or Special. The new episodes of the series will again take viewers on a trip around the world in search of answers to some of the great questions of the universe through the lens of the world’s major religions, science, anthropology and archaeology.
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman will air globally in early 2017 on National Geographic Channels in 171 countries in 45 languages, and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. The first season is available now on Digital HD to own and is coming soon on DVD.
The new season of the show will explore topics including “Is There a Chosen One?” “Proof of God” and “Heaven and Hell.” For more information on The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, visit www.natgeotv.com or our press room at FoxFlash.com, or follow us on Twitter using @NGC_PR.
“Viewers around the globe responded in incredible ways to the first season of The Story of God, and we could not be happier to be teaming up once again with Morgan, Lori and James at Revelations to bring audiences more of what they love,” said Tim Pastore, NGC president of original programming and production. “This series is emblematic of the type of programming National Geographic Channel will continue to bring to the table — shows not only with great creative talent, but also that are thought-provoking and insightful.”
“I had quite a journey last season, but not just in miles covered,” said Freeman. “I met incredible people who opened my eyes and my mind to new ideas and new ways of thinking about faith, the world and all of humanity. I barely scratched the surface of what we can learn, and I’m looking forward to continuing this search for the meaning of life and religion and everything in between.”
In addition to being National Geographic Channel’s most-watched series of all time, the April 3, 2016, series premiere was NGC’s fourth-most-watched telecast of all time. The series was also one of the network’s most buzzy shows ever online and on social media. On the evening of the premiere, the show site (natgeotv.com/storyofgod) generated 31 percent more traffic than the daily visitor average, and over the course of the run it received 1.06 million unique visitors and 2.5 million page views. On social platforms it was the most socially engaged shows across the network ever, reaching more than 150 million impressions across all of National Geographic’s social accounts. Social sentiment was overwhelmingly positive, and raves included “fascinating & insightful new series,” “awesome” and “speechless.”
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is produced by Revelations Entertainment for National Geographic Channel. For Revelations Entertainment, Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger are executive producers. For National Geographic Channel, Michael J. Miller is executive producer; Kevin Tao Mohs is vice president, production and development; and Tim Pastore is president, original programming and production.
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About Revelations Entertainment
Revelations Entertainment reveals truth. Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and Emmy-nominated producer Lori McCreary lead a group of inspired professionals who are the go-to producers of thought-provoking entertainment that has universal appeal and soul. They currently produce the hit CBS Sunday night series “Madam Secretary,” starring Tea Leoni. Recent accolades are three Emmy award nominations for “Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman,” a Peabody Award for the ESPN “30 for 30” episode “The 16th Man” and an Academy Award nomination for Morgan Freeman in the film “Invictus.”
About National Geographic Channel
The National Geographic Channels (The Channels) form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society’s mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and www.natgeowild.com.