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Martin Scorsese Is Working on a Docuseries About Christian Saints

Martin Scorsese Is Working on a Docuseries About Christian Saints

Martin Scorsese is hosting, narrating and producing an eight-episode docudrama about important figures in Christian history.

Each episode of The Saints will focus on a a singular saint, including Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, John the Baptist, Thomas Becket, Mary Magdalene, Moses the Black, Sebastian and Maximillian Kolbe, “examining these extraordinary figures and their extreme acts of kindness, selflessness and sacrifice,” according to the show’s description.

“I’ve lived with the stories of the saints for most of my life, thinking about their words and actions, imagining the worlds they inhabited, the choices they faced, the examples they set,” Scorsese said. “These are stories of eight very different men and women, each of them living through vastly different periods of history and struggling to follow the way of love revealed to them and to us by Jesus’ words in the gospels. I’m so excited that this project is underway, and that I’m working with so many trusted and talented collaborators.”

This isn’t Scorsese’s only faith-based project in the works. The Killers of the Flower Moon director announced last year that he was working on a film about the life of Jesus. In January, the director revealed that while he was still in the early stages of development, the story will be based on the book A Life of Jesus by Shūsaku Endō — who also wrote Silence, which Scorsese adapted in 2016 — and focus on Jesus’ core teachings in a way that “explores the principles but doesn’t proselytize.”

The Saints will debut on Nov. 16 and run through May 2025 on Fox Nation, the streaming service of Fox News Channel.

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