Martin Scorsese will dive into the journey to sainthood with an 8-part docuseries

The first four episodes of Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints will debut in Nov

martin Missing spark: Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese says he is struggling to recapture the spark in his upcoming film, Killers of the Flower Moon. “I have to find a way to get back to a singular creative impulse for my new film, the way I had for The Irishman,” he said. “Cut away all the award ceremonies, all that stuff, and get back to being in a room alone with a project and wondering if I can do something again.” Killers of the Flower Moon, about the murder of the members of the Osage tribe in the 1920s, stars the veteran director’s favourite actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro | Shutterstock

Martin Scorsese has already said he's working on a film about Jesus, and now he's making a project about saints.

Scorsese will host, narrate and produce an eight-part docudrama called Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints for the streaming service Fox Nation, it announced Wednesday.

The series will follow the lives of eight men and women who have been beatfied, including Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Becket, Mary Magdalene and Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan friar who volunteered to die at Auschwitz to save the life of the father of a family.

The first four episodes of Martin Scorsese Presents: The Saints will debut in November. The remaining four will air by May 2025.

The Oscar winner, who briefly pursued becoming a priest before switching to filmmaking, told the Los Angeles Times in January that his next film would be an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's book A Life of Jesus". 

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