That's a Wrap for Season 3 of "The Chosen"
The hit streaming series completes filming at its Texas studio and is already deep into post-production.
Five months and three locations later, Dallas Jenkins and his team now have season three of The Chosen in the can, as they say in the movie business. The creator/director of this show about the life of Jesus wrapped up filming over the weekend at their new permanent studio home in Midlothian, TX, according to a post on social media.
In a recent livestream, the devout Christian revealed that post-production work - editing, sound design, color correction, et cetera - has already begun and that he is pushing hard to meet a tight deadline: Jenkins wants to release the first two episodes of the season in movie theaters on November 18th.
Those episodes, and the following six, will later roll out on the show's streaming platform, where they will be available to watch free of charge in keeping with past tradition; the show's costs are covered primarily through a pay-it-forward scheme and merchandise sales.
Jenkins and his co-writers are now working on scripts for season four, too, in an effort to start shooting early next year (they have thus far secured funding for just two of the eight episodes). The 47-year-old director mentioned in the livestream that, from here on, he wants to shoot and release one season annually through the seventh and final season of the show,
"We are in this for the long haul. We are desperately trying to get this show in front of people who wouldn't normally otherwise give it a chance, and maybe who haven't considered the stories of the Gospel before."
Said people include those from so-called Gen Z, who will be a growing focus of marketing efforts from the show, according to Jenkins. As to that November release date for season three, which is a tentative target, Christian Film Blog will follow developments and bring you updates as we get them.