• Thomas Bonifield

More of "The Chosen" Coming Soon

The second half of season one heads into the final stages of post production.

A wedding scene from episode five of "The Chosen." Image: "The Chosen"/Instagram.

If you've been waiting for the rest of the inaugural season of The Chosen, it won't be much longer. Dallas Jenkins, the creator and director of this first-ever multi-season series about the life of Christ, confirms that episodes five through eight will be ready by Thanksgiving.


In a YouTube livestream tonight, he gave investors an update on the project, stating he is headed to Los Angeles next week to put the finishing touches on those final episodes: adding the music, color correction and so on. Jenkins also announced that he plans to sit down with the show's writers in November to discuss plans for season two.


"The Chosen" director Dallas Jenkins. Image: Dallas Jenkins/Instagram.

In the highlight of the presentation, he gave a sneak peak of two scenes from episode five. The first of them involved a surreptitious jail visit by the Pharisee Nicodemus to ask John the Baptist about reported miracles - performed of course by Jesus - and the second featured several of the disciples and Mary Magdalene discussing why Jesus had not yet gone public with his ministry and miracles. That latter scene takes place at a wedding and, after it played, Jenkins hinted there was about to be a shortage of wine, so we will boldly infer it is the wedding in Cana, where Jesus turned the water into wine in his first public miracle.


Other tidbits worthy of note included the announcement of a scheduled 2020 international roll-out of the show and - just in time for your Christmas shopping - a planned Thanksgiving release of DVD and Blu-ray box sets of the full first season. The sales of those, by the way, are one of the primary revenue streams designed to fund production of season two, so they are important to the project, which Jenkins says he hopes will ultimately run for seven or eight seasons.

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