Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s Beverly Hills pastor is taping an Amazon talk show


Pastor to the stars Judah Smith may be getting his own Amazon talk show.

The man of God—whose popular bible study at the Beverly Hills branch of his Churchome multi-site ministry has been attended by the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez—recently filmed a pilot for the streaming giant with the hopes of producing a full season. Smith is known for his charismatic sermons, his familiarity with words like “woke,” and his humble, trend-forward streetwear.

The show’s working title is Big Talk, and each one-hour episode aims to focus on discussing “the meaning of life instead of plugging a movie or book.”

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As Variety points out, there’s been a lot of upheaval at Amazon following the departure of disgraced executive Roy Price, so it’s unclear what the timeline of the series may be at this point. But there is one factor in its corner: Heather Schuster, the executive who oversaw the production of the Big Talk pilot, is now running the company’s unscripted programming division after the departure of Conrad Riggs. So the new boss worked on this thing.

Earlier this year, Netflix shuttered its first foray into the talk show format with Chelsea. It will reportedly launch a new show with David Letterman in 2018.

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.