Scout Productions has partnered with Vanity Fair Studios on a limited doc series based on Vanity Fair‘s extensive coverage of the Hillsong Church scandal initially involving the firing of pastor Carl Lentz amid an extramarital affair he admitted to late last year.
The Australian-headquartered church has some celebrity worshippers including Justin Bieber, Kevin Durant, and Selena Gomez.
The doc series will be a deep dive into the scandal that continues to rock the church and Lentz, amid a new Vanity Fair investigation published this week, that exposes new allegations of sexual assault, bullying and how some congregants of color and those who identify as queer suffered double standards.
“Vanity Fair is an esteemed leader in investigative journalism,” David Collins, executive producer and co-founder of Scout Productions said in a statement. “Once again they have broken a unique and intriguing story that has captured the attention of millions and Scout is proud to work with both Condé Nast and their journalists to bring this story to a wide platform.”
Scout Productions, who worked with Errol Morris on the Academy Award winning documentary The Fog of War as well as factual series Queer Eye and Say I Do, will produce with its executive producer team of Michael Williams, David Collins, Rob Eric and Joel Chiodi. Vanity Fair‘s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones will executive produce for Vanity Fair Studios/CNE along with Agnes Chu and Geneva Wasserman.