National Geographic Greenlights New Global Event Series The Story Of Us With Morgan Freeman

From Revelations Entertainment, the Producers of the Emmy-Nominated
Hit Series The Story Of God With Morgan Freeman, New Series
Expands Hit Franchise Beyond Religion To Explore Broader Topics
Including Love, Power, Belief and Freedom

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Geographic announced today the greenlight of a new series The
Story Of Us With Morgan Freeman
, from the creators of the critically
acclaimed series The Story Of God with Morgan Freeman. In this
expansion of the network’s hit franchise, Freeman will once again take
viewers on a global journey to meet with people from all cultures whose
lives are shaped in surprising ways by different fundamental forces,
this time exploring themes that unite us all. The Story Of Us With
Morgan Freeman
will premiere in Fall 2017 on National Geographic in
171 countries and 45 languages.

At a time when global events seem to be driving cultures apart, The
Story Of Us
aims to uncover the fundamental forces that keep our
societies together, and to reveal the common humanity that lies inside
each one of us. Each of the six hourlong episodes will explore a single
fundamental force or topic, including love, belief, power, war and
peace, rebellion and freedom.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Revelations Entertainment once again on
a refreshing new take on our successful series franchise,” said Tim
Pastore, president of original programming and production, National
Geographic. “It is no surprise that our global audience has warmly
embraced Morgan as part of the National Geographic family. The beauty of
this franchise is that Morgan represents all of us on his personal quest
to understand these topics.”

“I’ve been given the incredible opportunity to take viewers on a new
global journey to understand how human culture has taken on so many
remarkable forms,” added Freeman, who co-founded Revelations
Entertainment with Lori McCreary. Both are joined as executive producers
by James Younger. “We’re exploring how primal forces, such as love, has
shaped human culture around the world and where it will take us in the

The Story Of Us is produced by Revelations Entertainment
for National Geographic. For Revelations Entertainment, the executive
producers are Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger. For
National Geographic, the executive producer is Betsy Forhan; Kevin Tao
Mohs is vice president, production and development; and Tim Pastore is
president of original programming and production.

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About Revelations Entertainment:

Revelations Entertainment’s mission is to reveal 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 include an Emmy
nomination for The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, 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 Partners LLC:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National
Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world
premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled
portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic
television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo
MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and
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world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 128 years,
and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going
further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around
the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP
returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic
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