Netflix’s ‘The Family’ Trailer: Meet the Secret Organization Trying to Un-Separate Church and State (Video)

Five-part docuseries about The Fellowship launches Aug. 9

Last Updated: July 24, 2019 @ 6:13 AM

Meet The Fellowship, the secret organization at the center of Netflix’s upcoming five-part docuseries “The Family,” a project that was made “with unprecedented participation from members of the organization,” which examines the “sophisticated, successful tactics its affiliates use to influence policy-making around the globe.”

In the trailer, which dropped Wednesday morning, you’ll see experts and organization members discuss The Fellowship’s “involvement in widespread political scandals, the notorious C Street house and investigate how the immensely private organization works with the current administration.”

Watch it above:

Here’s the official description for “The Family,” courtesy of Netflix:

Every February, on the first Thursday, at the same hotel, dignitaries and guests from 100 countries gather in America’s capital for a blessing. While more than 3,000 people attend the National Prayer Breakfast — including every U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower — the host organization has long shrouded itself in secrecy. Technically, it’s called The Fellowship, but former “brother” members like New York Times bestselling author Jeff Sharlet know the group as The Family. As he learned firsthand and documented in The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, The Family believes the separation of church and state is unnecessary, and political affiliation is irrelevant. The Family grooms and supports leaders, teaching them that the Bible is a story about power, not mercy – that leaders are chosen by God, not elected.

The docuseries is directed by Jesse Moss and executive produced by Alex Gibney.

“The Family” launches August 9 on Netflix.