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‘The Chosen’ Creator Says Season 4 Will Be Streaming in Weeks Ahead

By Sylvia St. Cyr
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Promotional image for "The Chosen" season four. (Photo via The Chosen)

Just over a month ago, Dallas Jenkins shared publicly that season four of The Chosen would be delayed for streaming services after it hit theatres. For the first time ever The Chosen was shown as an entire season in the theatres earlier this year. Three or two episodes played on the big screen over a few weeks and were well-received by audiences. 

“I’ve seen a few things online of people saying, ‘Oh man, you know it could be 6 months.’ Or ‘I don’t even know if it’s going to come out this year.’ That is not the case,” says Jenkins on YouTube, talking about the season four release. “It will be well before then. I can’t give you an exact date but we are hopeful that it will be sometime in the near future. It’s not going to be three months. It’s not going to be that long. It will be shorter than that.”

On top of this announcement, Jenkins shared how April 11 was the first day of filming for the cast and crew for The Chosen season five in Utah.

 
 
 
 
 
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“The scripts for season five have been completed and the response we’ve been getting from the cast and crew has been so cool. They’ve been saying, ‘This is the best season yet.’ Season five as you might know covers Holy week and I ask for your prayers and support in all of this.”

For all its seasons, The Chosen has been streamed more than 500 million times and has now been seen by more than 108 million people since it premiered.

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“I’m sad to say that the legal matters that we are dealing with for season four are still happening. We are working on it every day. I know you want to see it on streaming and we’re working on it.”

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  1. Is anyone out there, in comment world, running into people using the actors portrayals of the gospels as the factual truth of scripture, and claim the TV program represents the true appearance/actions/personalities of Jesus, and His disciples?

    Thank you,
    AT

    1. Andrew: I understand your concern. However I think that artistic license might be a consideration since we really don’t have a clear narrative on the personalities and situations that the Lord and his disciples encountered during His 3 ½ year ministry. I believe that as long as the narrative of what is being seen and heard is faithful to God’s Holy Word, then we have a blessing from these productions. Also, think of all the hundreds of movies about Jesus that have been produced over the years that use artistic interpretations that as far as I’m aware, do not violate (with some exceptions of course) what we know what God’s Word has to say about our blessed Lord and the Gospels in general.

      1. SS,

        Is that a “no” to the question?

        “I believe that as long as the narrative of what is being seen and heard is faithful to God’s Holy Word, then we have a blessing from these productions.”

        Is it faithful, or is there a change of the meanings/importance of Jesus’ teachings? Does the show mock what is in scripture, through the dialogue of any character? Are there characters that do not appear in the Gospels? To what benefit and message?

        When people start to replace the Son of God, with an actor’s fictional portrayal, and believe this is the “best” version of Jesus they have ever seen, that is a problem. The best “version” of Jesus is in the Gospels. Putting words into Jesus’ mouth that aren’t from scripture, is a false portrayal.

        People are worshiping/serving this show, as evident by the comments every time this subject comes up. You do not see this type of zeal towards reading the scriptures, seeking a relationship with God, serving God, helping those in need, bettering ourselves, or holding the Commandments.

          1. If you want to agree to disagree, without finishing the conversation, then we learn nothing from each other, or where we share common ground to build an open dialogue. You challenged an observation of Christians worshiping TV actors as the true representation of scripture, by defending the show, not whether you have seen the same behaviors.

            You also need to question their intentions when they are using a goofy fun loving Satan for their ad campaigns. Nothing about Satan, or our salvation is a joke.

            God is very clear on this type of representation.

            God be with you,
            AT

    2. FWIW, at least this time they portray Christ and his followers as people with dark hair, eyes, and complexion. At least they use Middle-Eastern actors (Israeli, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.) for some of the disciples. Unlike movies like “The Robe”, “Ben Hur”, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, etc. or the blue-eyed Jesus of most American Christians saw in cartoons, Sunday school materials, etc.

      Given most of their professions as what we consider today as blue-collar or trades (remember Jesus was a carpenter for a good 18 or so years until he was 30), they are at least portrayed as having the rough hands and overall appearance, clothing, etc. of people in such professions.

    3. We are all intelligent enough to realize they had to ad lib on some things. I went and started reading the New Testament and I’m here to tell you it’s darn close. You should try it!

      1. PM,

        “We are all intelligent enough to realize they had to ad lib on some things.”

        You give way too much credit for people being able to discern the “truth” of a film vs reality, people will believe a fictional country exists because it is in a movie. Most will accept the TV/movie version of Jesus as the true representation of Him, over the Gospels. If the show makers have altered one word out of Jesus’ mouth, changing the meaning of what He said, that is a false representation. Men/women are making God in their image.

        “I went and started reading the New Testament and I’m here to tell you it’s darn close.”

        A half truth is still a lie.

        Quick question: Before you responded to the above comment, have you not been reading the scriptures? But did so in order to respond to a question asked? We are always to compare what man/woman has said/created against scripture, not to try to prove a point, but to ensure we are not being mislead.

        “You should try it!”

        As to your assumption, reading the Bible is a daily exercise.

        1. If this show helps to draw people to The Lord Jesus Christ, I’m pretty much for it. Spirit of the Law…letter of the Law. Give me Spirit, man.

          You’ll grab a lot more “fish” if you just go out and shine your light…as opposed to wearing your Pharisee’ical costume on Halloween.

          Go shine your light…and if you can do it without religious overtones, all the better.

          1. “If this show helps to draw people to The Lord Jesus Christ,”

            Which Lord Jesus Christ? The Jesus of scripture who said we are to follow/keep God’s Commandments (Law)? Or a watered down version that allows everyone to feel good about themselves, without having to put any effort into a relationship with God, or their own behavior?

            “Give me Spirit, man.”

            What exactly does that look like, and how is it supported by scripture?

            “as opposed to wearing your Pharisee’ical costume on Halloween”

            Mocking is a good sign.

            “Go shine your light…and if you can do it without religious overtones, all the better.”

            Without God there is no light.

        2. “Most will accept the TV/movie version of Jesus as the true representation of Him, over the Gospels”.
          Andrew, and now it’s my turn! You say in your rebuttal to PM the above quote beginning with the word most. Forgive me for asking or don’t, I don’t really care but how do you know what most people think? I thought knowing minds and hearts is relegated only to God. And how can you be so pretentious as to think that people have to agree with your critique of The Chosen movies or else they aren’t anywhere near your scholarly expertise of God’s Word? Then you add another insult and another injury to PM by insinuating that she has posted 1/2 truth and it is therefore a lie? Really, really!!! I did not reply to your last post because I thought it would be a complete waste of time and I was correct it would be, especially, someone who is as inflexible as yourself because after all, your position is the correct one. Sounds to me more and more like your knockoff of John MacArthur.

          1. “Then you add another insult and another injury to PM by insinuating that she has posted 1/2 truth and it is therefore a lie?”

            If you would allow yourself to read the context of the exchange, and the reply, I did no such thing.

            My reply, “A half truth is still a lie.” is referring to the TV programs representation of scripture, not PM’s comment on what she saw when she compared them. I believe her when she says the program is close to whatever translation she is reading.

            That is how Satan operates, close but not the whole truth, or twisting it. Before that is taken out of context, I am not calling PM Satanic in any way, only the technique used by those that deceive in TV/movies, politics, churches, etc … .

            “Forgive me for asking or don’t, I don’t really care but how do you know what most people think?”

            Never said think, but what they will accept as truth. Are schools no longer teaching propaganda/advertising techniques? TV/movie programming (and it is called programming for a reason) is a perfect delivery system to 80% of the population, and that portion will accept whatever it saw, without critical thought/question.

            “, someone who is as inflexible as yourself because after all, your position is the correct one.”
            ” And how can you be so pretentious as to think that people have to agree with your critique of The Chosen movies …”

            What position? I asked if people are noticing a pattern from people watching the program. Nobody has to agree with anything I say.

  2. I leave in another country and was not able to see season 4. Where will it be streaming 😔🙏

  3. I just hope and pray it’s not greed and $ that has been delaying this release because all involved know who they must answer to ultimately.

  4. I am surprised at how uncritically The Chosen is presented here on this site. And that there isn’t more interest in delving into this organization. There is evidence that some of the individuals involved were looking for a project about Jesus prior to The Chosen to market and exploit, calling Jesus a unicorn that would reach the Christian masses and open up that market. Many believers are giving money they don’t have right now to this, seeing this as a tool for evangelism. Sadly, in the day we live, real missions are suffering as people are pulling back from giving. This seems exactly up the alley of this publication.

    (Please note: I am deeply thankful for this publication and all the work you do. I am genuinely perplexed by this, as it seems uncharacteristically uncritical.)

      1. Dear Julie Roys:

        I attempted to respond to Lori Ridder’s post by directing her to the site where I learned the above-referenced information. It has been many days, and my reply still has not appeared. Is there a reason my response was denied?

        Thank you,
        Lindsay

  5. My husband and I can’t wait to see season 4 and 5 . It’s glorious and I pray 🙏 for all cast and crew. What a beautiful accomplishment and testimony to God our Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

  6. I’d gladly just lay for it really- a regular secular night out at a movie with my wife is forty to fifty bucks- 30 bucks for the DVD of the chosen and I’m happy all day. That show is a blessing and may end up getting my dad to ask enough good questions to finally accept Christ. Few things are free in life- the grace of Hid is one of them though.

  7. I enjoyed watching The Chosen. I watched all three seasons. The actresses and actors are captivating which makes this series aspiring to many. We need more series of Christian entertainment such as this. Simply this is a series about the history of our Lord. This is a great production of The Great I Am… I applaud the producers… just love this💕

  8. I think it has been wonderfully written and executed and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to view this masterpiece

  9. Watching The Chosen has changed my life. Gods Peace and Protection to all who are connected to this series. I humbly thank you

  10. I LOVE THE CHOSEN SOOO MUCH!! I HAVE BEEN READING THE BIBLE TO MY HUSBAND FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. WE HAVE BEEN SAVED FOR OVER 20 SOMETHING YEARS. WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH A LOT, AND I MEAN A LOT OF HARD TIMES. WE BOTH KNOW THAT WE WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE IT WITHOUT OUR LOVE AND BELIEF OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!! THIS WORLD NEEDS JESUS!! THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND HIM ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. THE CHOSEN DOES THE BEST JOB OF THIS THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. VERY, VERY POWERFUL!! IT ALSO DOES A GREAT JOB AT SHOWING HOW JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES CAN SHOW A FUN SIDE OF THEM AS WELL. TO ME, THAT MAKES IT SEEM MORE REAL. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. PRAISE GOD FOR THE CHOSEN

    1. Jesus is protecting you from the evil in this world I don’t know your situation but it’s going to get better soon

  11. I love the chosen I watch it over and over, unfortunately I haven’t gotten to see 4 but I’m excited to be able to and along with season 5,God bless all the cast and crew!

  12. Me and My Husband LOVE CHOSEN We Been Watching It From The Very Beginning WE Can Not Wait Until Season 4 and 5 Begins Its Such A Wonderful and Very Good For Them That’s Saved and Unsaved I’ve Been Saved For Over 40 Years and My Husband Over 30 Years God Is Good All The Time !!! Thank You Jesus Amen 🤲🏽

  13. The thing is Scriptures actually record only a small part of the 33 or so years Jesus’s life. Other than the birth (and shortly thereafter), a brief trip to Jerusalem as a boy of around 13, nothing is known until Jesus was 30. And even after that, it is not like every day’s events, conversations, etc. were recorded.

    But we can deduce things based upon other Scriptures.

    1) According to Scriptures, Jesus kept the Law perfectly. Therefore, he obviously kept all the Jewish holy days, feast days, etc. throughout his life (even though each and every one was not recorded).

    2) Joseph died sometime after Jesus was 13 and before he was 30. Therefore, as the oldest son, he would have taken care of his mom and would have followed in his dad’s profession.

    3) Mary and Joseph had other children (the usual way) after Jesus. So all the Jewish laws regarding siblings, etc. come into play.

    So a scene of say, Jesus at age 22 working on a roof and then going back to the house in Nazareth to see his mom and blessing the dinner after eating (per Deut 8:10) is perfectly fine, even though that event is not specifically recorded in Scriptures.

  14. I love the chosen. I have been watching season 1 2 and 3 since it’s been on. I watch it two to three times a week. Now I’m waiting to get season 4 which I purchased on March 6th. I still cry when I see some of these parts. Jonathan you play a sensational Jesus. God bless all of you and continue the good work. I’m sure God is very pleased.

  15. Thank you for bringing this series to today’s world, so desperately needed. Jonathan brings our precious Lord to life!!! Overwhelmed with gratitude. God bless all involved with this. 💝

  16. Andrew: won’t waste anymore words with you. You have a negative and authoritarian rebuttal toward anyone who who does not take your position or disagrees with you or doesn’t come down on your side or however you want to put it, on your critique of The Chosen movies. If you have a problem with The Chosen movies that really is your problem and no one else’s. My advice to you is save your words and do not waste everyone else’s time by trying to inflict people who like the movies with your disdain of them. I have several biblical verses in mind for you to consider but there is no doubt you would come back with other verses that refute the ones I present to you. Loosen up a bit you might like it.

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