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[06/21/21 - 11:00 AM]
discovery+ Orders Three-Part Expose of the Hillsong Church Controversy, "Breaking Hillsong"
The project will chronicle the headline-making world of global star-studded megachurch Hillsong and the downfall of its ultra-hip, celebrity senior pastor, Carl Lentz.







BREAKING HILLSONG (DISCOVERY PLUS)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
6/21/21
STATUS:
currently in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
three episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, June 2021) Today, discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, announced it has ordered a limited documentary series, BREAKING HILLSONG. The project will chronicle the headline-making world of global star-studded megachurch Hillsong and the downfall of its ultra-hip, celebrity senior pastor, Carl Lentz. Through a partnership with the New York Post with investigative journalist Hannah Frishberg's in-depth coverage, the series will feature exclusive, never-before-seen interviews including Ranin Karim, the New York-based fashion designer whose five-month affair with Lentz led to his downfall. BREAKING HILLSONG will take viewers into the world of Hillsong, the megachurch with more than 150,000 global members that has recently come under scrutiny. The series will profile numerous current and ex-members of the church who have come forward en masse to share harrowing stories of the trauma, abuse, financial and labor exploitation, homophobia and racism that created a culture of chaos at Hillsong. Additionally, BREAKING HILLSONG will examine the greater phenomenon of corruption within megachurches.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Hannah Frishberg as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Breaklight Pictures
· New York Post Entertainment