The Story of God is back in action. Variety reports the National Geographic TV show has resumed filming its third season following an investigation concerning host Morgan Freeman.
The docuseries follows Freeman as he travels around the world and explores global cultures and their beliefs, attitudes, and practices relating to God and higher powers.
Earlier this year, an investigation was launched after Freeman was accused of sexual misconduct. Now, National Geographic Channel has decided to resume production on season three of The Story of God since the investigation revealed “no incidents of concern.”
The new season of The Story of God is set to premiere in 2019. You can read the network’s full statement below:
Through production on critically acclaimed series ‘The Story of God’ and ‘The Story of Us,’ we have valued a longstanding relationship with Morgan Freeman. When we learned of recent allegations surrounding Mr. Freeman completely unrelated to our work with him, as a precaution we paused production on our new season in order to complete a thorough investigation led by our parent company Fox, executed through an independent investigator.”
The results of this investigation revealed no incidents of concern during any of our work with Mr. Freeman. We have now made the decision to move forward with the production of season three of ‘The Story of God.’ This series has expanded our understanding of religion and culture around the world and has touched many of our fans, and along with Morgan and the team at Revelations Entertainment, we look forward to resuming pre-production this September. As a company, we take all issues of harassment very seriously and we’re confidently assured by the results of the investigation. The new season will premiere globally on National Geographic Channels in 2019.”
What do you think? Have you seen The Story of God with Morgan Freeman? Will you watch season three?