Angel Studios, which markets itself as an alternative to Hollywood, has announced that it is adding more than $100 million in new original content after an investor’s event last week. According to Christian Headlines, Angel Studios aims to create entertainment to “‘amplify light’ in a world filled with darkness.” With over a dozen new projects, the studios are preparing to launch family-friendly entertainment that is an exceptional alternative to what is being produced in Hollywood today.
The CEO of Angel Studios, Neal Harmon, shared during “Illuminate ‘22” that the new projects for the studios will be stories that are “true, honest, noble, just, authentic, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise.” He added that he is “thrilled at the caliber of content that the Angel Studios investors selected for crowdfunding this year,” noting that the crowd is making the decisions about what will be produced rather than a few top executives. Some of the titles announced during the event include Luso, a series about the founding of America; season 3 of The Chosen; season 1 of The Wingfeather Saga; Testament, a re-telling of the book of Acts set in contemporary times; and Truth and Conviction, which is a series about teenage resistors in Nazi Germany, among a variety of other shows.
The projects are financed by crowdfunding and venture capital firms. According to Christian Headlines, Angel Studios was on the brink of bankruptcy and has since acquired $123 million in revenue in just one year. Harmon attributes the success to the “global popularity of shows funded by 50,000 Angel investors, everyday people who have united together to make the media they want to see in the world.”
As Hollywood, and Disney, have been releasing controversial content that is not considered family-friendly by many across the country, Angel Studios is responding to the desire of parents to have appropriate entertainment for their children. The storylines and characters being created by Angel Studios will provide an alternative to the distasteful options of other entertainment leaders in the industry who may be seeing the effects of their poor decisions sooner rather than later as Angel Studios expands their production.