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THE CHOSEN Is Now ‘Available In Almost Every Country’

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THE CHOSEN Is Now ‘Available In Almost Every Country’

By Movieguide® Staff

The crowd-funded series about the life of Jesus, THE CHOSEN, boomed to 260 million views in just two seasons and continued to grow by sharing the story of Jesus with global audiences.

Season 1, which premiered in 2019, is now available in 90 languages, and Season 2 is translated in 30, according to Christian Headlines.

THE CHOSEN director Dallas Jenkins announced that the series would span seven seasons.

Executive Producer Derral Eves revealed that THE CHOSEN team’s goal is to reach 1 billion people with the show.

“We’re going to get it out to a billion people, and we won’t stop at anything until Jesus comes,” Eves told Christian Headlines. “That’s the only thing that will stop us – if Jesus comes.”

Part of that effort is to make the series available in different countries, Eves said.

“From day one, when we realized that we wanted to get this out to a billion people, we had to figure out an international play,” Eves explained. “And the best way to go international is to make the app available for anyone in the world from any country to download. And it is available in almost every country.”

Because the show is crowd-funded, it is free to watch on “The Chosen” App and on VidAngel.

Movieguide® recently spoke to Jenkins about why THE CHOSEN has already connected with so many audiences:

Since its debut episode in Dec. 2017, THE CHOSEN has become the most successful crowd-funded TV series in history. According to THE CHOSEN app, which is available on the App Store, the show has over 200,000,000 views worldwide.

“What’s happening is so clearly bigger than anything that I’m capable of that it’s easy to kind of maintain this posture of, ‘wow, this is really cool what God’s doing,'” Jenkins said. “I’m fortunate to be part of it.”

Jenkins said that the show’s ability to relate to a broad audience of various ages, backgrounds, and even religions has helped the show succeed.

“I’m seeing 6-year-olds who love every episode, it doesn’t make any sense to me, because the show is confusing for some people who are adults,” Jenkins laughed. “But I think God’s got something to say. And we’re just trying to make sure that we shepherd it properly.

“That’s the whole point of the show, for you to see Jesus through the eyes of those who actually met him, so that you can be changed in the same way they were,” Jenkins continued. “And the only way that’s going to happen is if I’m able to portray the first century, and portray those people as the same kind of human beings that we are. And I think that’s true. Anytime you read Scripture, you go, ‘Wow, I can relate to that, that lust struggle or that pride struggle, or that violent streak or that temper. So somebody, every viewer can identify with someone in the show.”

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