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Exclusive: Nat Geo’s “The Story of Us” trailer

National Geographic has shared the first trailer for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, the acclaimed actor’s latest ambitious global journey to seek answers to humanity’s biggest questions. As previously ...
July 24, 2017

National Geographic has shared the first trailer for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, the acclaimed actor’s latest ambitious global journey to seek answers to humanity’s biggest questions.

As previously reported, the series from Freeman and Lori McCreary‘s Revelations Entertainment will expand on the Emmy-nominated franchise The Story of God with Morgan Freeman by looking beyond religion to explore the broader topics of life in six hour-long episodes. 

The Story of Us feature Freeman once again venturing out on a global expedition to determine how different cultures and fundamental forces unite us all, while also finding out where our civilization may be headed.

Each standalone episode of the series will broach the subjects of Belief, questioning whether we need shared beliefs to survive; Love, examining how the primal force has shaped cultures worldwide; Power, exploring how power dynamics shape our world; War and Peace, determining whether we are inherently a violent species; Rebellion, investigating our desire to rebuild societies; and Freedom, in which the meaning of freedom is truly explored.

For Revelations, Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger serve as executive producers, alongside Betsy Forhan for National Geographic.

The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman is slated to premiere this fall on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages.

“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,” said Freeman, Revelations Entertainment co-founder, in a statement. “Over the last few months, I’ve spoken with people ranging from villagers in isolated parts of Africa and South America, to billionaires and former heads of state. The personal stories they’ve shared have helped us to draw incredible connections across the entire human experience that we think viewers will find both enlightening and entertaining.”

“It is no surprise that our global audience has warmly embraced Morgan as part of the National Geographic family,” added Tim Pastore, president of original programming and production, National Geographic. “The beauty of this franchise is that Morgan represents all of us on his personal quest to understand these topics.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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