The Impact of a Story: THE CHOSEN Season 2 Finale Drops This Weekend
By Rebekah Barton, Contributing Writer
The anticipation rises for the global phenomenon THE CHOSEN.
The first multi-season show about Jesus and the No. 1 crowdfunded media project in history is releasing its highly anticipated Season 2 finale this Sunday, July 11, with a global livestream simulcast on Facebook, Youtube, and The Chosen app.
THE CHOSEN series has reached many viewers through its depiction of the life of Jesus and His followers. The series gives a realistic relatable view of what the Bible shows us in the four Gospels.
Movieguide ® previously reported:
While the Gospel tells us Who Jesus is, THE CHOSEN shows Him having life-changing conversations and interactions. The actor speaks Scripture, but is far from the stoic, flat Jesus of movies past. He cracks jokes, He empathizes, He builds friendships, and, yes, He’s sassy.
The series also impacts the actors and those who have worked on the episodes.
“Playing the role of Jesus Christ is the preeminent honor, not only of my career but of my life,” Jonathan Roumie told FoxNews. “With this series, we’re afforded the opportunity to take our time with the greatest story ever told…and savor it.”
Roumie won Movieguide®’s Grace Prize® for his portrayal of Jesus.
Each episode of THE CHOSEN brings the times and places where Jesus lived, walked, and worked to life in a never-before-seen way. Through the eyes of those who followed him, Jesus’ story comes alive with drama, humor, insight, and inspiration.
THE CHOSEN series is brought about through Angels Studios. Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. The “Angel” community chooses which titles Angel Studios will support as the projects get funded, created, and distributed.
Angel Studios allows creators and audiences to form passionate communities around their creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project itself.
Audiences are touched by the realism that each episode portrays.
Episodes touch on topics that provoke thought. Such as episode 5 of season 2.
A portion of Movieguide’s ® review reads:
“Spirit” is the fifth episode of THE CHOSEN’s second season. Jesus, Simon Peter, Andrew, and Phillip meet with John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin. Jesus speaks with John privately, where John tells Jesus of his plans to confront King Herod. John asks Jesus why he’s taking so long to begin His public ministry. Jesus maintains there’s a time for everything, and when the time for Him to go public happens, He will. Meanwhile, two Pharisees question Jessie, Simon the Zealot’s brother, about the miracle Jesus did for Jessie on the Sabbath. Back in the camp, a demon-possessed man threatens the apostles and confronts Mary Magdalene.
The “Spirit” episode of THE CHOSEN is absorbing, inspiring and thought provoking. The musical score complements the story, characters and performances perfectly. The episode indicates the struggles that those following Jesus will have to face. However, Jesus offers some advice to John the Baptist that His followers can apply to any situation, especially as they fulfill the various missions God assigns to them. He advises John to always listen to God’s voice as he goes into the lion’s den.
As we prepare for the end of Season 2, it is good to look back over all that has been created. Lives that have been touched. And the story that now reaches those who would never have picked up a Bible.
Movieguide ® previously reported:
THE CHOSEN just feels … real. Episodes are like rugged snapshots into New Testament times. Biblical characters have jobs, families, attitudes, flaws.
THE CHOSEN series is one that helps to make the Bible obtainable and relatable to the masses while it holds true to the truth of the Word.