• Thomas Bonifield

Start of Season Two of "The Chosen" Sure to Please Fans

The first episode of the new season of this series about the life of Christ debuts on Easter.

Lead actor Jonathan Roumie appears in a scene from season two. Image: "The Chosen"/Instagram.

Sunday is a huge day on the Christian calendar as Believers all over the world celebrate Jesus' resurrection on Easter, and the team behind The Chosen has selected it as the day to premiere the first episode of the program's second season. We were able to take in a preview showing of said episode a day early and feel sure it will be a big hit with viewers.


Show creator/director Dallas Jenkins asked everyone who watched that early screening not to reveal details in an effort to avoid spoilers, so Christian Film Blog will naturally honor that request. We will say, however, that the show picks up where it left off at the end of season one - though it does employ some clever cinematic storytelling devices - and it continues to hold true to Scripture while deftly blending the divine and mortal aspects of Jesus' earthly ministry, which gives the show an authentic feel of the human experience.


A screenshot of creator/director Dallas Jenkins addressing viewers before the preview showing. Image: "The Chosen"/YouTube.

Before the showing, Jenkins mentioned that tomorrow the episode will be offered with subtitles in 17 languages, including Arabic, two Chinese dialects and a host of European tongues. He also said that sales of show merchandise are going through the roof, compelling their distributor in Texas to hire an additional nine workers to meet packing and shipping demands, which will nevertheless likely face delays.


Those sales are critically important because they are one of the mechanisms by which future episodes will be funded, together with the show's Pay-It-Forward program. All eight episodes of season two have already been shot - the first is ready and the others are being edited - and Jenkins and team have thus far raised enough money to fund one and a half of the eight episodes of season three, which he hopes to start shooting in the fall.


As for this first episode of season two, it releases on Easter Sunday at 8:00 PM EDT (GMT -4) and you can watch for free via this link to the program's YouTube Channel. Jenkins is encouraging fans to get the show's app (Android and Apple), saying that will be the best way to watch future episodes after the Easter showing.