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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"The Chosen" Reaches the Halfway Point in Production of Season 4

Cast and crew have just over a month of shooting days to go to complete all eight episodes.

Jordan Ross, Jonathan Roumie, and Giavani Cairo pray together in a scene from Season 4 of "The Chosen."
Jordan Ross, Jonathan Roumie, and Giavani Cairo (from left) pray together in a scene from Season 4 of "The Chosen." Image: Dallas Jenkins/"The Chosen"/from Instagram.

Creator/director Dallas Jenkins and his team have made significant headway since they launched production in late March at their studio facilities in Texas. The man behind The Chosen announced in a social media post that they are now halfway through shooting this next season and thus have also reached the halfway point of all seven seasons, meaning the entire program that is to run 56 episodes total.


Dallas Jenkins (right) and actor Nick Shakoour share a laugh between takes during production of Season 4 of "The Chosen."
Dallas Jenkins (right) and actor Nick Shakoour share a laugh between takes during production of Season 4. Image: Dallas Jenkins/"The Chosen"/from Instagram.

The 47-year-old husband and father of four children said, "Wow, it's extraordinary..." before adding that the thought of replicating another 3.5 seasons over the next few years is "overwhelming."


Jenkins, as we have reported many times, is however a devout Believer and has drawn strength from the Lord since 2017 when he made the short film The Shepherd that launched this hit streaming show. He shared with his followers in the aforementioned social media post that he is deliberate about not looking too far ahead as he leads production.

"I don't think that way. I think of each day, one right after another, showing up and pouring myself out for God, the cast and crew, and then you (the viewers). One day at a time, hoping and praying that our labor is not in vain."

The Chosen stars Christian actor Jonathan Roumie as Jesus and tells the story of His earthly ministry largely through the eyes of people around Him. With only three seasons and 24 episodes in release thus far - plus a Christmas special - it is already an international phenomenon, having been viewed all over the globe by more than 100 million people. Jenkins states that he is "grateful" to fans and to God "for sustaining us and also showing me more and more about His son."


If all goes according to plan, production of Season 4 should wrap sometime in July, and though there is as yet no announced release date, past practice would indicate that the first episodes are likely to come out before the end of this year, probably in December. Christian Film Blog will follow developments closely and update you as warranted.

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