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• Renowned Director Martin Scorsese Ventures into Docuseries with The Saints on location in Serbia

Renowned Director Martin Scorsese Ventures into Docuseries with The Saints on location in Serbia

Renowned Director Martin Scorsese Ventures into Docuseries with The Saints on location in Serbia

The acclaimed Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, is Executive Producer of the new series The Saints. The series will encompass eight one-hour episodes exploring the remarkable stories of eight men and women who risked everything to embody humanity’s most noble and complex trait – faith.

The series was created by Matti Leshem and developed by Martin Scorsese for Lionsgate Alternative Television and was written by Kent Jones and directed by Elizabeth Chomko.

“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 in a statement. “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.”

Venturing into the picturesque landscapes of Serbia, the international production team has set its sights on capturing the essence of The Saints in stunning detail. With filming underway at Firefly Studios in Belgrade and various locations across Serbia, the stage is set for a cinematic spectacle unlike any other.

Creator and Executive Producer Matti Leshem expressed his excitement about returning to Belgrade, reminiscing about his previous collaboration with the legendary Kreka on Barry Levinson’s film, The Survivor. “When he invited me to Belgrade I fell in love with it and promised him I would come back and shoot here.  I’m honored to be reuniting with Kreka and working with Ivana Mikovic and all the talented people at Firefly Studios,” said Leshem.

Drawing upon his illustrious career and international acclaim, Production Designer Miljen Kreka Kljakovic is tasked with infusing the period piece stories filmed in Serbia with an authentic atmosphere that transports viewers through time.

Ivana Mikovic, COO and line producer at Firefly Productions, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Lionsgate and Fox Nation on The Saints: “To have the The Saints as our first foreign project is an incredible validation of our ability in the world marketplace”, remarked Mikovic, highlighting the significance of this collaboration.

Anticipation mounts as The Saints gears up for its highly-anticipated debut on Fox Nation in November, promising audiences an unforgettable exploration of faith, resilience, and the enduring power of the human spirit.