THE CHOSEN Star Calls Final Episodes The ‘Most Cinematic, Epic Episodes We’ve Ever Done’
By Movieguide® Contributor
The finale of THE CHOSEN’s third season is premiering in theaters on February 2 and 3, and one cast member is giving fans a few clues about what they can expect from the final two episodes.
Jordan Walker Ross plays Little James, one of the 12 apostles. He recently gave fans of the mega-popular show some hints about what is coming in the finale.
“It’s been the biggest blessing of my career and one of the biggest blessings of my life,” Ross said of his role on the show. “I’m so honored to be a part of it.”
When asked what viewers can expect from these last two episodes, Ross didn’t give too much away, but did let fans know they’re in for some excitement.
“These are easily our most cinematic, epic episodes that we’ve ever done — not just in terms of the scale of these scenes,” the actor explained. “There is so much more that happens in these last two episodes. There are all sorts of twists and surprises and exciting character developments.
“If there were ever two episodes of THE CHOSEN that demanded to be seen on the big screen, it’s these two,” he concluded. “I’m just so excited for people to experience them with an audience, because that’s how they deserve to be experienced.”
The Movieguide® Award-nominated show’s Season 3 finale will debut in theaters on Feb. 2 and 3 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm and will then be available for streaming on the show’s app.
Movieguide® previously reported on the decision to show the first two episodes of the third season of THE CHOSEN in theaters:
THE CHOSEN creator Dallas Jenkins recently announced that the first two episodes of Season 3 would premiere in theaters on Nov. 18.
The crowd-funded series about the life of Jesus took audiences by storm in 2017, and now two full seasons and a theatrical Christmas special later boasts over 400M views, according to The Chosen App.
Despite their historic success, Jenkins said that he and the team behind THE CHOSEN have no intention of slowing down.
“I think every step of this has been following one of our theme verses, which is in Isaiah 43:19. It says, ‘Behold, I’m doing a new thing,’” he told Movieguide®’s Evy Baehr Carroll. “Everything about THE CHOSEN has been a new thing. The way that it’s been distributed, the way that has been financed, the content itself, this isn’t going to be traditional. What can we do that maybe hasn’t been done before? The concept of putting our couple episodes in theaters, no TV show does that. But we’re like, why not?”
THE CHOSEN experimented with a theatrical release last year with their Christmas special, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN, which became a box office success.
Jenkins said they discovered an appetite for theatrical content that they hope carries on with the upcoming Season 3 premiere.
“There’s an appetite here, so we’re going to debut Season 3, the first two episodes, in theaters and try something new and figure out something that we haven’t done before at this level,” he said. “If it works, we keep going. We’re going wherever God parts the seas towards.”
Although THE CHOSEN is approachable by all audiences—families, Christians, and non-Christians alike—Jenkins said that their goal is to present an authentic look into the life of Jesus and his disciples.
“That’s a key decision that we’ve made from the beginning is we’re pursuing authenticity,” he said. “Every human being has experienced that whether you’re following Jesus or not, life doesn’t necessarily become easier. You have to learn the difference between joy and happiness. Happiness comes sometimes when your favorite team wins a game. But when your child is very sick, or your marriage is in crisis, or you’re having a personal sin struggle and vice that you can’t seem to overcome no matter how much you pray, what then?”
“In Season 3, we dive into that more than we do even in the first two seasons,” Jenkins continued. “I think that those hard questions have to be asked, and when they’re not asked, and when they’re not pursued, I think the audience, particularly those who are outside the faith go, ‘Okay, I might be willing to accept this faith if I thought that it had something for me. But my struggles don’t seem to be answered by platitudes and by political protests, and by a nice, sweet movie that answers maybe a small question, but doesn’t answer my real heart’s cry. And that’s what we try to come after in season three, especially.”
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