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THE CHOSEN Season 4 Doesn’t Avoid ‘Pain,’ But Jesus Brings ‘Hope’

THE CHOSEN Season 4 Doesn’t Avoid ‘Pain,’ But Jesus Brings ‘Hope’

By Movieguide® Contributor 

THE CHOSEN Season 4 hits theaters on Feb. 1, and the cast and crew of the hit Christian TV series took to the Teal Carpet to reflect on the show.

While this season is expected to be darker than previous seasons, Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus, told Movieguide® why it’s important to have a “glimmer of hope.” 

“Because that’s the example Jesus gave us. He gave us the example of His life as a proof of a reason to hope,” Roumie said. “And I think by people connecting to Him however it happens—whether through Bible, through church, through a television show—that gets them to go to church, gets them to open the Bible, all of that leads back to the evidence of hope.”

THE CHOSEN’s creator and director, Dallas Jenkins, explained why the show doesn’t hold back when it comes to difficult topics. 

[We don’t] shy away in this season from the bittersweet, from the pain, the suffering,” he said. “I think if we ignore that or gloss over it or imply that Jesus just makes everything okay, I think we’re not being honest…however throughout this season, you also see Jesus saying, ‘Stay with me…if you stay with me if you keep your eyes on me, there is a conclusion to the story, and it is joyous, and it is peace, and it is all the things that I promise, it just isn’t now.’” 

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Jenkins previously said that Season 4 is “getting closer and closer to what we know is coming,” namely Jesus’ crucifixion. ”There’s some extreme pain and sadness that’s coming soon in future seasons,” he said.

Jenkins continued, “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.”

“While Jesus’ sorrow comes from his knowledge about the suffering He is soon to endure, it is more so a reflection of His sadness about humanity’s brokenness and that ‘his followers around Him’ and the ‘Holy City’ don’t ‘get it,’” Movieguide® reported.

Per Deadline, “Season 4 is billed as clashing kingdoms…rival rulers. The enemies of Jesus close in while His followers struggle to keep up, leaving Him to carry the burden alone. Season 4 picks up from Season 3’s cliffhanger where Christ walked on water.” 

Season 4 will debut in theaters beginning on Feb. 1. Movieguide® reported, “Season 4 will start showing in theaters February 1, with a two-week run of the first three episodes. Episodes 4-6 will show for two weeks starting February 15, and the season’s last two episodes will be released February 29.”

Movieguide® previously reported on what fans can expect from the next season: 

THE CHOSEN Season 4 will hit the big screen beginning Feb. 1, and the cast is preparing fans for what they “have to dread” in the next season.

“You shouldn’t watch Season 4 if you don’t react well to death,” Paras Patel, who plays Matthew, said in a YouTube video.

Jonathan Roumie, who portrays Jesus, added, “It’s going to be brutal. What nerve to take our fans on such an emotional rollercoaster.”

Per Screen Rant, “It’s known that the death of John the Baptist will be a part of the next season, as will the build-up towards the Crucifixion and Judas Iscariot’s betrayal. Whether season 4 of THE CHOSEN will include the final days of Christ, however, hasn’t been confirmed, and likely won’t be before the release date.”

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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