Testament: The Story of Moses

Production by Netflix

There’s almost nothing as powerful as a good redemption story, and Moses — yes, that Moses — has one of the most compelling redemption arcs in human history.

Testament: The Story of Moses is the new documentary series exploring his life, from his exile as an outcast and murderer to eventual prophet and liberator. The three episodes take the story of Moses far deeper than the conventional wisdom generated by history classrooms and Charlton Heston; in other words, even if you think you know Moses, you have no idea.

“Anyone who has seen The Ten Commandments as a child was well aware of the more epic elements of the tale,” producers Emre Sahin and Kelly McPherson told Netflix. “The burning bush, the plagues, Passover, the Red Sea, and, of course, the Ten Commandments. What really drew us in was the mystery of Moses’ inner life, his struggles with his own identity, his self-doubt, his humanness.”

Similar to historical docudramas like Queen Cleopatra and Alexander: The Making of a God, Testament weaves expert interviews into gripping storytelling. Narrated by Charles Dance with actor Avi Azulay in the titular role, Testament documents Moses’ personal quest for redemption, setting in motion some of the biggest historical events in the Bible, Quran, and Torah.