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Amanda Jenkins on THE CHOSEN’s Success: ‘God Pushed Me to Trust’

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Amanda Jenkins on THE CHOSEN’s Success: ‘God Pushed Me to Trust’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Amanda Jenkins, wife of THE CHOSEN creator Dallas Jenkins, is opening up about what it’s been like to see the show’s impact on the world. 

While appearing on Annie F. Downs’ “That Sounds Fun” podcast, Jenkins explained that the family was struggling financially before THE CHOSEN took off. 

“God pushed me to trust and to go forward in the midst of failure…then one by one: miraculous provision,” she said. “And you just learn really quickly that when you’re wilderness walking, and you’re relying on manna, that’s terrifying until it’s amazing.”

Jenkins also shared a message she heard from God when she was praying for guidance before THE CHOSEN began, as she was worried about being able to provide for their children. 

“I heard so clearly from the Lord, ‘Your kids are not a casualty of my plans. My plans are as much for your kids as they are for you,’” she recalled, adding, “I’ve held onto it, but also it’s true for everyone that we come into contact with.”

Jenkins also talked about what it’s been like to watch people around the world connect with THE CHOSEN. 

“I’m thrilled with where we are, in the sense of people being changed by it,” she said. “It just doesn’t seem to stop, and people will say, ‘I know you’re so sick of hearing these stories,’ and I’m like, no! It’s fuel, and it is exciting, and I would say…seeing more people being exposed to the Gospel for the first time or coming back to the church or whatever—it never gets old, and I’m thrilled about it.”

THE CHOSEN is currently filming its fifth season. 

“The scripts for season five have been completed and the response we’ve been getting from the cast and crew has been so cool,” creator Dallas Jenkins shared in an Instagram post. “They’ve been saying, ‘This is the best season yet.’ Season five as you might know covers Holy week and I ask for your prayers and support in all of this.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

THE CHOSEN has been renewed for Season 5 and will begin filming next month.

“Cameras will begin rolling on THE CHOSEN Season 5 in Utah starting April 11; the series will shoot there for six weeks before shifting to the show’s home base in Texas for the remainder of the production,” Variety reported.

The show’s creator, Dallas Jenkins, told Variety, “The response to Season 4 has been overwhelming so far, which provides a nice lift for us as we head into filming. Of course, we’re about to try to portray the most famous week in the history of humans, so the euphoria from the previous season never lasts long. The entire Season 6 will cover one day, so covering one week in Season 5 feels luxurious.”

Season 5 will pick up right after Season 4 at the beginning of Holy Week.

Fans are also anxiously awaiting THE CHOSEN’s fourth season’s streaming debut, which has been delayed by some legal issues. 

“We cannot release Season 4 to streaming now,” Dallas announced in a recent livestream. “And there will be a delay longer than we anticipated and hoped for. There are some legal matters that we are dealing with right now that are hopefully being resolved.”

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