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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Tip of the Cap to "The Chosen" for a Major Milestone

The faith-based series about the life of Christ puts up big viewing numbers.

Cast and crew film a scene for season one. Image: "The Chosen"/Instagram.

Already the all-time crowding funding champion among media projects, The Chosen has now gone past 50 million views. That's a big number, but particularly considering it comes less than one year since the full release of the show's inaugural season last fall.

A screen grab from the show's app, showing the 50 million plus views it's garnered. Image: "The Chosen."

From Christian director Dallas Jenkins, the series features an international cast - including American actor Jonathan Roumie in the role of Jesus - and it tracks closely to the Gospel story from the New Testament of the Bible. Jenkins, who ultimately hopes to produce seven or eight seasons is aiming very high with this project, targeting more than one billion views when all is said and done.

He posted a picture on social media this week of his first production meeting for season two and plans to start shooting in the fall, with a possible release of the first four episodes before Easter of 2021. As of now, he and his team have raised more than seven million of the $10 million needed for the full eight-episode season.

All of that funding has come via the show's Pay-It-Forward program, which also allows for The Chosen to be available to viewers free of charge. If you'd like to donate, you can do so via this link. And if you haven't seen the show, you can find out how to watch it here.


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