On March 23, Fox News reports out of Los Angles on an inspiring interview with Kevin Sorbo. Sorbo explains what has to happen for more redemptive movies to be made in Hollywood. For one thing, he sasy, “People have to support [faith-based movies],” he said. “It’s as simple as that trust me, if people start going more and more to that type of movie, Hollywood will start making them more,” he said. The actor’s film “God’s Not Dead” was such a big hit last year that it facilitated the coming “God’s Not Dead 2,” which is due for release in theaters April 1.
AXS/Austin Move Examiner also had an exclusive interview with Kevin Sorbo recently on the Red Carpet for the 24th Annual Movieguide Gala Awards in Hollywood. Sorbo, who has had an extensive career in inspiring movies, was gracious and enthusiastic about the support and growth of redemptive movies. He also told of his developing TV series “Miracle Man” with NBC. Deadline Hollywood also reports on this project and states, “The Hercules: The Legendary Journeys duo of producer Sam Raimi and star Kevin Sorbo have reunited for a new drama, Miracle Man, which has been set up at NBC with Sony Pictures TV producing. Sorbo is set to topline and executive produce the project, with Raimi also exec producing.”
“Miracle Man” is written and produced by Robert Eisele of “The Great Debaters.” It focuses on Jason Greene (Sorbo), a decorated Army Ranger who is nearly killed in Afghanistan. He is haunted by the experience and discharged from the military. He returns home to a wife who’s left him and an adult son he barely knows. As Jason struggles to put his life together, he discovers a power, which is the ability to make miracles happen. These marvels are often small but change people’s lives. Jason, tough and skeptical, seeks to discover why this is happening.
The development of this series for next winter is welcome news for many TV viewers who have appreciated uplifting, redemptive TV programming such as the following: Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” ( which had high ratings and was seen by 13 million live viewers), FOX’s recent “The Passion” in New Orleans with Tyler Perry; top Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart” (which is in its third season and has its own enthusiastic fan club, “The Hearties”), PBS family programming and more. Recently, AXS/Austin Movie Examiner also had an exclusive interview with Dolly Parton on the Red Carpet for the 24th Annual Movieguide Gala Awards in Hollywood. She said that misses TV shows like “The Waltons.”
Fortunately, Dolly Parton, Kevin Sorbo, Tyler Perry and many others like producer/writer Brian Bird of “When Calls the Heart,” as well as Roma Downey and Mark Burnett of “The Bible” and “”A.D. The Bible Continues” are rising up to fill the vacuum left on TV by the absence of earlier beloved shows like “The Waltons,” “Touched by An Angel,” as well as others like them. In gratitude, viewers who want this kind of programming need to support these new redemptive, family programs in every way they can to keep them on the air and more like them coming.
Furthermore, a growing army of top producers, directors, writers, as well as actors are working with excellence and diligence to contribute to the growing Renaissance of artistry and Reformation of content in movies. This week there are three outstanding movies with the best of production quality and excellent performances: “Risen,” “The Young Messiah,” and “Miracles From Heaven.” If consumers want more of these kinds of excellent family movies, they need to see them in theaters and to support them by giving ratings and reviews online, as well as by promoting them on social media. They also need to support organizations that facilitate the producing of good movies and TV. Consumers have power that they can use for the good of our world. Happy Easter!