Pasadena, Calif. -- National Geographic has greenlit a third season of its series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, the network announced Saturday.
The third season of the series, which will debut on the channel in 2019, will again follow Academy Award-winning actor Freeman on an international journey as he discovers the power of religion and how it touches all of our lives, said network officials.
National Geographic also signed an exclusive first-look partnership deal with Revelations Entertainment with the vision of expanding the hit series franchise by developing even more nonfiction content.
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“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Morgan, Lori, James and the entire Revelations Entertainment team on another season of The Story of God,” said Tim Pastore, NGC president of original programming and production in a statement. “Our viewers around the world have had an incredible response to the series thus far, and we’re excited to see where else this team might take us.”
The network also announced it will once again team with Fox to produce a new season of space-themed documentary series Cosmos. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return as host of the 13-Part Cosmos: Possible Worlds series, which will debut on both the Fox broadcast network and National Geographic, said network officials.
In addition, National Geographic said The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan will be the new host of the network’s Explorer when it returns in fall 2018.
National Geographic also announced the premiere dates for several series, including Chain Of Command (Jan. 15); Jane (March 12), On Strange Rock (March 26), America Inside Out With Katie Couric (April 11), and Genius (April 24).