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THE CHOSEN Cast Reveals Biggest Lessons from Season 4

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THE CHOSEN Cast Reveals Biggest Lessons from Season 4

By Movieguide® Contributor

As the release of Season 4 of THE CHOSEN nears, the cast shared the major plotlines and takeaways from the upcoming season.

“I think the biggest lesson is to trust,” Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus, told Movieguide®. “Trust is a big one. It’s like, no matter how often Jesus tries to tell [the disciples], at this point, he’s telling them very plainly, very clearly, like, trust me, this is going to happen, but trust me, and it’s just one of the hardest lessons to try to be taught.”

Season 4 also sees the growing political powers unleash themselves upon Jesus and his ministry. The characters experience real physical danger as political figures take tangible steps toward quelling their movement.

“It’s leading us to the inevitable, you know. It’s leading us to the arrest. It’s leading us to the crucifixion. It’s leading us to Jesus’ death on the cross, setting it all up,” Roumie said. “We see in Jesus; I think in many aspects acknowledging this. We see a lot of sadness and the pain that he endures in many places throughout the season.”

“I mean it’s kind of unloading a little bit, you know, which is, I mean, in a weird, morbid way, exciting to see, you know,” added Yasmine Al-Bustami, who plays Ramah. “We’ve seen all the little trials and tribulations that everyone’s going through, and now it’s finally culminating all those things to more intense problems that we all have to go through. And we start to see it, and we obviously know where that could lead, so it’s getting harder.”

However, it is these hard situations that make the show so relatable. THE CHOSEN has helped many viewers understand that the disciples and even Jesus faced real situations with human emotions. This understanding helps them realize that through Christ, they can find the strength to face the problems in their own lives.

“There’s so many characters that we dive into so deeply that everyone can find someone and go, ‘Oh, that’s what I’ve been dealing with, or that’s how I relate to my siblings, my friends, my parents. That’s how I process things,” said Noah James, who plays Andrew.

“So then it really is cathartic watching it and witnessing the journey and growth of all these characters and saying like, ‘Maybe I can sort of take something from that. Maybe I can better myself in some way or just deal with tough situations,’” James continued. “And it might not always be the outcome that you want to see, but you’re going to see how they handle that.”

THE CHOSEN creator and director Dallas Jenkins previously shared that “extreme pain and sadness [are] coming soon in future seasons.”

He told Fox News, “And of course, there’s also some extreme joy that’s coming. But on the way there, Jesus is getting increasingly sad because of the fact that things are getting increasingly heavy.”

The first three episodes of Season 4 of THE CHOSEN will release to theaters on Feb. 1.

Check out the rest of Movieguide®’s interview with THE CHOSEN cast below:

Movieguide® previously reported:

The stars of THE CHOSEN recently gathered to celebrate the Season 4 premiere of the show and share their thoughts on the upcoming episodes.

“We’re getting a little more serious, but there’s a glimmer of hope,” Luke Dimyan, who plays Judas, told Movieguide®. “I’m really happy that, not only has this show been so brave to tackle such hard subjects, but even braver to do so while following it with a very strong message that it’s going to be okay in the end.”

Alaa Safi (Simon Z) also commented on THE CHOSEN’s message of hope, saying, “That’s how we can contribute to the world in this specific time — to do what we do to the best of our ability and with all the love that we can.”

“What it hopefully does for people is cause them to self-reflect and every individual to realize, ‘You know what, I don’t have to tolerate the darkness in the world. I can turn on my light,’” Nick Shakoour (Zebedee) said. “And if every single person decided to do that, then the world would be a much different place.”

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