Discovery Plus will be releasing a new three-part docuseries entitled Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed. The series will explore the rise of Hillsong Church, which was founded in Australia by Brian Houston in 1983. From a 40-plus people church, the series shows how the church now has over 150,000 attendees all across the globe.
However, the church has not been without its challenges. This include the recent scandal involving Hillsong's US pastor Carl Lentz. Ranin Karim, a woman with whom Lentz had an affair, which contributed to his downfall, is one of the interviewees in "Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed."
Other talking heads in the docuseries include Hannah Frishberg, a New York Post reporter who's chronicled Hillsong's scandals; Ben Kirby, an expert on megachurches who also started the PreachersNSneakers Instagram account; and Jaclyn Hayes and Janice Lagata, both of whom worked under Lentz in volunteer capacities, and discuss various allegations of malfeasance and cult-like control he attempted to exert.
"The history of Hillsong is an incredibly compelling story we wanted to explore," said Howard Lee, the president of TLC streaming and network originals, in a statement. "'Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed' will take viewers on an eye-opening journey that will provide new insights into a controversy that continues to be examined."
All three episodes will drop on the streamer on March 24. Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed is produced by Breaklight Pictures, part of The Content Group (TCG), in association with New York Post Entertainment for Discovery Plus.