A Morgan Freeman TV series is back on track after the veteran actor was the focus of an investigation into claims of sexual misconduct.
Variety reports that Nat Geo will resume production on Freeman’s “The Story of God.”
In a statement released today, Nat Geo said: “Through production on critically acclaimed series ‘The Story of God’ and ‘The Story of Us,’ we have valued a longstanding relationship with Morgan Freeman. When we learned of recent allegations surrounding Mr. Freeman completely unrelated to our work with him, as a precaution we paused production on our new season in order to complete a thorough investigation led by our parent company Fox, executed through an independent investigator.”
The statement adds: “The results of this investigation revealed no incidents of concern during any of our work with Mr. Freeman. We have now made the decision to move forward with the production of season three of ‘The Story of God.’ This series has expanded our understanding of religion and culture around the world and has touched many of our fans, and along with Morgan and the team at Revelations Entertainment, we look forward to resuming pre-production this September. As a company, we take all issues of harassment very seriously and we’re confidently assured by the results of the investigation. The new season will premiere globally on National Geographic Channels in 2019.”