What if you could see and hear the familiar stories and miracles of Jesus on a broadcast or streamed television program? “The Chosen” offers this opportunity! The show blends the accounts found in the four Gospels and fills in the possible details of how this chain of events could have come together to form a continuous narrative of the life of Jesus in first century Galilee and Judea.
“The Chosen” currently has three complete seasons available for streaming when you download the free The Chosen App to your streaming device. The first three seasons were also broadcast in 2023 on the CW network on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. The upcoming fourth season will be broadcast and available for streaming after premiering in theaters during the month of February 2024.
This endeavor began in 2017 as a crowd funded effort to bring the story of Jesus to the world using modern methods and technology. Seven seasons of the show are planned, with the first four seasons independently funded. In May of 2023, Lionsgate picked up the worldwide distribution rights for all seasons of the show. To date, 110 million people from 175 countries have viewed the series. The hope is to eventually have the show available globally in 600 different languages.
The show’s title originates from Jesus’s message in John 15:16. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit - fruit that will last - and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” His followers asked, “Why me?” The religious leaders, the Pharisees, were also perplexed by Jesus’s choice of disciples. They exclaimed, “Why them?” “Come and see,” He declared.
We have watched all three seasons and have experienced joy, laughter, tears and goosebumps!
Come and see for yourself!
Denise and Rick Barnaal