The docuseries “In The Name Of God: A Holy Betrayal” ranked fifth place on Netflix’s Global Top 10 in non-English TV category for the week of March 6 to 12, 2023.
So far, it has been watched for 16.4M hours worldwide since its release on March 3rd. The show reached Top 10 in TV in seven countries including Hongkong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Netflix’s “In The Name Of God: A Holy Betrayal” is an eight-part docuseries about the alarming stories of four influential Korean leaders who claim to be messengers of God. It begins with the story of Jeong Myeong-seok, the leader of the Korean church, Jesus Morning Star (JMS) also known as Christian Gospel Mission and Providence. He was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment for sexual assault and released in 2018, but is currently awaiting trial again after an exposure of another sexual assault. The documentary then follows the story of Park Soon-ja, a mysterious leader who was found dead with 31 other followers that remains to be unclear. It also covers the cult group Baby Garden founded by Kim Ki-soon who was accused of assault and murder, and Manmin Central Church headed by Pastor Lee Jae-rock who stood trial for charges of sexual assault.
The controversial yet eye-opening series was directed by Jo Seong-hyeon and released on March 3rd on Netflix. It was reported to have rocked the Korean entertainment industry and drawn public anger for its shocking revelations, causing some followers of Jeong Myeong-seok to leave the church.
Source: Netflix Top 10, The Korea Times | Images: Netflix