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Director Martin Scorsese producing TV series about Christian saints

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will produce and host a documentary series about Christian saints.

“Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints” is scheduled as an eight-part limited series, with the first four episodes debuting in November 2024 and the second four in May 2025 on Fox Nation. The drama will cover “the remarkable stories of eight men and women who risked everything to embody humanity’s most noble and complex trait — faith,” the network wrote of the project.

“Having the greatest storyteller tell some of the greatest stories of all time is exactly the kind of exclusive content that is driving Fox Nation’s success,” said Jason Klarman, Fox News Media’s chief digital and marketing officer. “It’s an honor to welcome the world-renowned Martin Scorsese to the Fox Nation platform.”

Scorsese said of the project, “I’ve lived with the stories of the saints for most of my life, thinking about their words and actions, imagining the worlds they inhabited, the choices they faced, the examples they set. These are stories of eight very different men and women, each of them living through vastly different periods of history and struggling to follow the way of love revealed to them and to us by Jesus’ words in the gospels. I’m so excited that this project is under way and that I’m working with so many trusted and talented collaborators.”

The eight saints to be profiled in the series ae Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, John the Baptist, Thomas Becket, Mary Magdalene, Moses the Black, Sebastian and Maximillian Kolbe. Earlier this year, Scorsese said he was working on a “film about Jesus” in an effort to alter public perceptions of religion.

“I’m trying to find a new way to make it more accessible and take away the negative onus of what has been associated with organized religion,” he told the “Los Angeles Times” during a January interview.

Scorsese, 81, told The Los Angeles Times that he has completed a screenplay for a new film about Jesus, based on the book “A Life of Jesus,” by the Japanese writer Shusaku Endo. Metro Voice previously reported on the new project which will explore the teachings of Jesus.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice


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