American director Dallas Jenkins produced, directed, and co-wrote The Chosen, a television drama based on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Season one was the top crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time, and it is the first multi-season series about the life of Jesus. By creating a multi-season, episode-based tale, the series’ makers wanted to set the new series apart from prior representations of Jesus.
“Through the eyes of people who met him,” the series depicts Jesus. To fund its production and stream the series, the show has used unique approaches. The show is funded by crowdsourcing viewers are invited to “pay it forward” by donating whatever amount they choose to fund future seasons, and contributors may earn incentives like acting as extras in the film.
By 2021, fans had given $40 million to its production, making it the most successful crowdfunded entertainment project of all time. A free app allows you to watch the show. It’s also on Amazon Prime Video and Peacock, among other streaming services.
Dallas Jenkins’ new show THE CHOSEN premiered its pilot episode in 2017. Jenkins’ ambition was audacious: a multi-season television drama centred on the life of Jesus as given in the Gospels. The first pilot, titled “The Shepard,” premiered in 2017 and recounted the storey of Christ’s birth from a fresh perspective.
This pilot was utilised to raise funds for the entire project through crowdsourcing. Years later, we now know that THE CHOSEN is the largest crowdfunded television feature series project of all time, having raised more than $6 million by the end of 2018.
The first eight episodes of Dallas Jenkins’ ambitious project, thechosen.tv, have now been released and can be found on VidAngel or through the app. THE CHOSEN is crafted to strike the optimum mix between biblical accuracy and imaginative discovery. The show maintains a sense of wonder and originality while preserving extraordinary historical, biblical, and theological authenticity.
These first four episodes focus on Mary Magdalene, Simon Peter, and Nicodemus, and follow Jesus’ early ministry. The writers have added a layer of historical and personal context to these well-known biblical figures and stories.
Erick Avari as Nicodemus and Elizabeth Tabish as Mary Magdalene lead an excellent cast. This cast’s strength is not tense, dramatic situations, and they often fall short in those scenes. Some of these dramatic scenes are aided by a lovely music.
THE CHOSEN contains some violence, such as several fistfights and a few beatings. A tavern is the setting for several events, and excessive drinking is seen on several occasions. As a result, younger viewers should exercise caution when watching select episodes of THE CHOSEN. The show’s strong Christian message, on the other hand, will be welcomed by families all around the world.