Fans of “The Chosen” will be happy to learn that season four will be released exclusively in theaters in February. Last season, both the premiere and final episodes were screened in theaters.
“Every time we’ve dipped our toes in the theatrical waters, viewers have overwhelmingly told us they want more,” said Dallas Jenkins, the show’s creator and director.
Once again, the producers are partnering with Fathom Events.
“We are thrilled to collaborate again with `The Chosen’ team to bring fans the entire fourth season to cinemas before it is available elsewhere,” said Ray Nutt, the company’s CEO. “It is a testament to the big screen’s power to unite people and have them share in this communal experience.”
The rollout of season four in U.S. and Canadian theaters will begin with a two-week run of episodes one through three on Feb. 1, 2024, followed by episodes four through six in theaters beginning February 15 and episodes seven and beginning February 29. “The Chosen” will announce its debut across streaming platforms including The Chosen TV and mobile apps, broadcast and cable TV.
A teaser trailer for the upcoming season shows clips of Jesus and his followers as they face increasing resistance and suspicion from others. “Clashing kingdoms. Rival rulers. The enemies of Jesus are closing in while his followers are struggling to keep up, leaving him to carry the burden alone,” a social media post said.
“The Chosen” has become a cultural phenomenon with impressive performance across streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime, Peacock and Netflix, and top ratings weekly domestically on The CW. What began as a pioneering crowd-funded project has now evolved into a global sensation with more than 10 million social media followers. Through the efforts of the Come and See Foundation, “The Chosen” is on pace to be the most translated series in history/ The first three seasons soon will be available in 50 languages, with plans to subtitle it in more than 600.
Not everyone is happy with the decision. Some fans took to social media to question why the casual viewers, those who may not be Christians but watch the show, will now have to pay to see the finale where Christ is resurrected–the heart of the Good News.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice