Season 4 of "The Chosen" to Launch Production in the Spring
Updated: Feb 8
The announcement comes right after the hit streaming series about the life of Christ debuts the final episode of Season 3.
No sooner was the third season of The Chosen in the books last night than show creator and director Dallas Jenkins announced the start date for production of Season 4. It happened during a livestream event releasing the eighth and final episode of Season 3 and came in a lengthy update on where things stand with the series.
While the timeline "could change," Jenkins stated that the current plan is to begin filming on March 27th. As with the previous seasons, Season 4 will consist of eight episodes and, though he did not mention it last night, is likely to release toward the end of this year if things follow past performance. That will no doubt come as good news to the program's global audience that Jenkins stated numbers a whopping 100 million people.
The devout Christian admitted that this past season "was really, really hard," citing production delays and brutal summer heat in Texas, where most of the filming of the show takes place. In a moment of frankness, he called it "the toughest moment" of his career, saying that many in the cast and crew shared his view, and adding that he feels "weary and heavy laden," which ironically was a theme of this season.
Of course, Jesus used those words in the Bible (Matthew 11:28), inviting people who feel that way to come to him for rest. Jenkins said he's doing just that, citing Scripture before asking supporters to lift him and his team up in prayer and acknowledging that it helps "sustain" him.
He will clearly need it, too, because, as he put it, "the train never stops:" just a week and a half ago, Jenkins finished the final post-production for Season 3, he gave approval for the shooting scripts for Season 4 within the last few days, and he is already turning his attention to the scripting process for Season 5.
The 47-year-old husband and father of four ended the livestream on a high note, saying that despite all the challenges - including that with seven seasons planned, he and his team are "not even halfway done" - his "heart is full" and that the support of the show's fans "means everything" to him.
You can watch that entire livestream, which is sandwiched around episode eight, via this link to the show's YouTube channel. And if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation - yes, contributions from fans are still the primary funding source for production of the show, which needs $40 million for Season 4 - you can do so at this link to the Come and See Foundation.