The Life of King David is Coming to Amazon

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Talia Wise and CBN News

The director behind the highly successful faith-based film, “Jesus Revolution,” is bringing a new series about the life of King David to Amazon Prime Video.

Director Jon Erwin and former Netflix executive Kelly Merryman Hoogstraten have co-founded The WONDER Project, a faith-based, values-driven movie studio.

“I believe entertainment sits upstream from culture. And today, the world needs a way to find common ground again,” Hoogstraten told Deadline recently. “Here at The WONDER Project, our goal is to flood the world with hope.”


“I am convinced we can make a difference by telling stories that restore hope in things worth believing in – family, community, God and America,” she added. “We will do this at scale for a global audience that seeks faith and values-driven entertainment. And we will give the audience a brand they can call their own.

With Dallas Jenkins, the creator and director of “The Chosen,” as an advisor for the studio, the group has landed on the “House of David” as the first project for Prime Video after entering into an agreement with Amazon MGM Studios. 

“Our goal at The WONDER Project is to tell stories that restore faith in things worth believing in,” Hoogstraten said. “We’ve been blown away by Amazon’s commitment to help us do this — both through the significant resources they are dedicating and their trust in us to tell these stories authentically to our audience.”


Erwin’s portfolio includes “Jesus Revolution,” “American Underdog” and “I Can Only Imagine.”

“House of David” is based on his idea, Variety reports.

“With House of David being the first project under this new deal, we’re setting the stage for a series of compelling, values-driven movies, and TV shows,” said Erwin. “This is a milestone for The WONDER Project, and we’re thrilled to be working with a company that understands and supports our mission and our audience in such a groundbreaking way.”


To read the original story, visit our content partners at CBN News.

Reprinted with permission from cbn.com. Copyright © 2024 The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc. All rights reserved.

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