Morgan Freeman to visit Joel Osteen's Lakewood Megachurch, explore religious beliefs in 'The Story of God'

Morgan Freeman says he is 'humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey' by serving as the storyteller in 'The Story of God.'Reuters

American actor Morgan Freeman is all set to visit pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Texas, among many other religious places as part of National Geographic's upcoming "The Story of God" project, which will explore people's beliefs about God and the divine all over the world.

"God is arguably the most important topic of our time," said executive producer Lori McCreary of Revelations Entertainment. "National Geographic's unprecedented inside access will allow us to explore the global mystery behind God and religion. With Morgan as our storyteller, we're going to produce a visually stunning and thought-provoking series that will spur meaningful conversations about God and faith, by believers and nonbelievers alike."

Deadline further reported that Freeman will visit some of the world's most famous religious sites such as Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, India's Bodhi Tree, Mayan temples, the 10,000-year-old ruins at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, and the ancient Celtic monument at Stonehenge, among many others.

"The Story of God," will begin airing in 2016 in 171 countries and will be translated into 45 languages. Each episode will tackle the mystery of creation, the power of miracles, and the promise held by resurrection.

Freeman has remained sceptical when it comes to religion, and in "The Story of God," he will be reflecting on the religious journeys he has made.

"The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world," Freeman said. "For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey."

Meanwhile, Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Channels, described the upcoming show as an "epic and very personal journey to understand mankind's religious devotion" since it will blend science, history, anthropology, and personal experience into the story of religion and spirituality.