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Trailer: ‘The Story of God With Morgan Freeman’

Morgan Freeman has been known to portray God a few times on the big screen. But he’s not taking on the supreme role in The Story of God series. Instead, he will explore the religion and faith that surrounds the Almighty.

The National Geographic Channel show is a six-episode documentary that follows the actor as he travels the world “to discover what we believe lies beyond death and why.”

In the exclusive clip, acquired by EW, the 78-year-old opens up about his personal experiences with death. Before his 18th birthday, he lost both his grandmother and brother.

While “everyone grieves,” he says, “some people have a certainty that helps them cope with grief — they are certain they will see their loved ones again in heaven. For some of us, it’s not quite that simple.”

Watch the sneak peak clip below, and catch it in its entirety when premieres Sunday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET.