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Martin Scorsese Sets Docudrama Series ‘The Saints’ At Fox Nation

Martin Scorsese is exploring the journeys of eight men and women toward sainthood in a new docudrama series for Fox Nation.

The Killers of the Flower Moon director is launching Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints on the streaming service in November 2024.

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He will host, narrate and exec produce the eight-part series.

Developed by Scorsese for Lionsgate Alternative Television, the series was created by Matti Leshem, written by Scorsese’s collaborator Kent Jones and directed by Elizabeth Chomko.

Scorsese and Leshem exec produce alongside Julie Yorn, Rick Yorn, Christopher Donnelly, Yoshi Stone, Craig Piligian, David Ellender and Matt Loze. It is produced by Lionsgate, Sikelia Productions, Weimaraner Republic Pictures, LBI Entertainment and Halcyon Studios.

The series will premiere in two parts, with the first four episodes to air on Sunday, November 16, and the final set to air in May 2025.

Each episode focuses on 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 figures and their acts of kindness, selflessness, and sacrifice.

Scorsese is the latest big name to work with Fox Nation, which has previously worked with the likes of Kevin Costner, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Lowe, Dennis Quaid, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.

It is not his only brush with faith; The Last Waltz director revealed at the Berlin Film Festival that he is currently contemplating a film on Jesus.

It also comes as Fox Nation recently picked up the rights to faith series The Chosen and The Passion of the Christ.

Scorsese said, “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. 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.”

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