(National Geographic Channel) Actor Morgan Freeman says, ‘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.’
The Emmy-nominated miniseries “The Story of God” from National Geographic is going to have a second season, and this time, host Morgan Freeman will try to find proof of God’s existence.
During the first season, the Academy Award-winning actor travelled to 20 cities in seven different countries to explore the mysteries of faith, according to Variety. For the second season, the show will get three more episodes which will premiere sometime in 2017.
“I had quite a journey last season, but not just in miles covered,” says 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.”
The show will air in 171 countries, in 45 languages, including a Spanish version on Nat Geo Mundo. Before its first season run in April, the show’s website generated over 800,000 page views. The network is optimistic that more people will be hooked on the show during its second season.
For his part, Freeman was attracted to “The Story of God” because it made him contemplate on such questions as “When does life begin?” and “Is there a Chosen One?”
“One of the things that surrounds life is the idea of death, and what comes with the idea of death is what comes after that,” he explains. “And all of that is encapsulated in our ideas of God and religion.”
However, despite his exploration of religion, Freeman told Entertainment Weekly that his journey did not really move him to practice any kind of religion or change his stance about God.
“I didn’t change anything at all about how I think of God or my belief in God. It just enlightened me to how other cultures do it,” he said.