Chosen Season 4 Episode 1 of The will be released in the final quarter 2023 according the rumors. This historical drama follows Jesus of Nazareth’s adventure to becoming a public figure and preaching.
Seasons 1, 2 and recently Season 3 have received critical acclaim because of their beautiful stories and accurate portrayals of Jesus Christ’s life. The series was watched by more than 150 million viewers as of June 2021, when Season 2 concluded. Director Dallas Jenkins said that the renewal is in progress, but no release date has been set. The renewal isn’t announced but We can expect the show’s return in end 2023 or first quarter 2024.
Because of its realistic portrayal and realistic approach to biblical stories, the series is very popular with Jesus lovers.Expect the third season to follow the same format as the first two seasons with eight episodes per episode. Season 4 will continue from Season 3. Jesus Christ’s disciples are trying to figure out next steps after he is captured by the Romans.
While anyone can follow Jesus Christ, it is almost impossible to be like him in real-life. Dallas Jenkins directed and wrote The Chosen, a historical drama series that focuses on Jesus’ life and the stories that he shared with his disciples in Jerusalem.
WHEN WILL SEASON 4 OF THE CHOSEN BE RELEASED?
Episode 1 of The Chosen Season 4 is scheduled to be released possibly in December 2023. Season 4 will have eight episodes of holy content, with an average duration of 45 minutes. VidAngel subscribers will have access to all episodes, as well as the selected app users.
We can only guess at the grand release date since no official release date has been set. We love The Chosen and will keep you informed of any new announcements from original creators.
In December 2017, the pilot episode was made available. The pilot episode of The Chosen was released in December 2017. The second season premiered in April 2021. The production of Season 3 is continuing so it will likely follow the same format and return soon. DJ wants to release The Chosen Season 3 along with the latest episodes as soon possible, but his health problems are preventing him from doing so.
Season 4 of The Chosen will explore new stories from the gospels as well as provide insights into Jesus Christ’s ministry and life. For the fourth season, the all-star cast will be returning.
THE CHOSEN SEASON 4 CAST
In the next season, great actors will be back as:
- Vanessa Benavente as Mary
- Lara Silva as Eden
- Nick Shakoour as Zebedee
- George Harrison Xanthis as John The Baptizer
- Elizabeth Tabish as Mary Magdalene
- Shahar Issac will cast as Simon
- Paras Patel as Matthew
- Shaan Sharma as Shmuel
- Janis Dardaris as Zohara
- Noah James as Andrew
WHEN WILL FILMING FOR SEASON 4 OF THE CHOSEN BEGIN?
Dallas Jenkins, director of The Chosen, has shared behind-the scenes exclusives from set. These include a look at the preparation for season 3. The video also features Lara Silva (Eden), George Xanthis’ (John) thoughts on Season 3 scripts.
May 8th, the director confirmed that filming had finished for season 3. Filming was completed for the second week on May 15.
The fourth week of filming ended on May 31, 2022. The fifth week of filming for The Chosen 3 concludes on June 12, 2022. The sixth week of filming will end on June 19, while the seventh week will end on June 27, 2022.
The seventh week of filming will conclude with half of the filming.
Jean-Baptiste’s actor revealed on June 3, 2022 that they had spent all day filming one scene in the prison. This prison scene was the highlight of his time with the Chosen Ones, according to the actor.
The filming of Season 3 of The Chosen has been completed and will be wrapped by June 2022. But Since post production period will take some time, we can expect the show to return sometime in 2023.
THE CHOSEN SEASON 4 PREVIEW
The Chosen is a worldwide sensation. This is the first series of multi-seasons about Jesus’ life. Each episode can be viewed for free. This is a refreshing and new approach to Christian media.
The Chosen Season 2 Ending Explained
Jesus’ image is best seen through the eyes of his followers. Each of the women and men he calls upon to follow him has a different story and experience. Each person has a story, each with its own challenges. Each encounter with Jesus is completely personal and gives them a new outlook and a direction to follow. These personal encounters between Jesus Christ and his followers during the first two seasons are what contextualize the season 2 finale.
One of the most creative decisions that the Chosen makes is to fill in the gaps about how certain passages of scripture came to be. In episode 2 of season 2, Jesus tells John about his identity as the divine Son and God. He also refers to the name God spoke to Moses through the burning bush.
Matthew and Jesus have a similar encounter at the end. Matthew is taken along by Jesus to help him write the details of his Sermon on Mount. Jesus once asked Matthew to give his honest opinion on the draft sermon. Matthew says to Jesus with a boldness that there isn’t enough “good news.” Jesus’ response is striking. “I’m here not to be sentimental or soothing.” Jesus’ response is striking. “I’m here not to be sentimental and soothing.” Jesus creates an introduction to his sermon to invite the listener to the challenging and complex teachings he will offer. This is where the writers cleverly incorporate the Beatitudes from the Sermon on Mount through personal encounter.
In one of the most touching scenes in the series Jesus invites Matthew to his side to write the Beatitudes later that night. They stand on a hillside looking down at their camp and Jesus starts to recite powerful words for Matthew to translate. As Jesus looks down on his followers, the screen flashes to scenes from each of his disciples. Each scene depicts a picture of one of the Beatitudes. Nathaniel, the poor of spirit. Andrew, the one who grieves. Little James and Thaddeus are the meek. Big James and John are hungry and thirsty for righteousness. The women who are kind and compassionate. Thomas, the pure heart. Philip, peacemaker. John, the baptismal leader, was persecuted by righteousness. Jesus personalizes the final Beatitude by turning to Matthew and saying, “Blessed are you when others revile you, persecute and utter all sorts of evil against you falsely upon my account.” Matthew, the most hated disciple, speaks directly about his past as a tax collector. He is, however, blessed in Jesus’ eyes.
Jesus came to create something “different”. The Chosen reveals the Gospels’ difference through a different way of storytelling. The series’ narrative is not purely top-down. Instead, the series places a lot of emphasis on Jesus’ role as a disciple. They are not only witnesses to Truth but also participate in it. This is how Jesus communicates his Truth in the world through the personal interactions that his disciples have with him. The Beatitudes are flesh, in other words. Each Beatitude has a story and lived experience that enriches and dignifies those who follow it. The Beatitudes can be viewed as the disciples, made in God’s image. This new, incarnational worldview makes The Chosen stand out.
The most important thing The Chosen gets right in both seasons and the finale is that we matter. It is a privilege to be chosen by God as we are all, his beloved sons and daughters. We have an active part to play in his story, despite any imperfections. We are made in his image, and the Beatitudes reflect our image. If The Chosen is correct, then Jesus’ followers are not only witnesses to the Truth but actively participate in it. that’s great!
The Chosen Season 1 & 2 Review
We left Season 1 of The Chosen at the end. There was much more to Christ’s story. We were only scratching the surface on his ministry, and the show barely got us past his first miracle at the wedding. Dallas Jenkins, the show’s creator, has said that the series would end after seven seasons. This means that the events of the gospels will have to be covered in the remaining seasons.
Season 2 begins just as Christ and the apostles are leaving for Samaria. It ends right at the beginning of Christ’s famous Sermon on the Mount speech, which has been a major part of his ministry. The show covers many major events in Christ’s life, including a retelling the parable about the lost sheep and depicting Christ rescuing the demon Legion from a possessed person. The show, like most of its first season, is mostly made from scratch. Dramatizing characters and events that aren’t explicitly addressed in the New Testament is the goal of the show. It also serves the purpose of building up gospel events in a relatable and human way.
BICKLING AMONG THE APOSTLES
In my review of season one, I discussed how the series was gradually moving into the early stages Christ’s ministry. Season 2 explores this more by exploring how people react to the news that a mysterious man is walking through the Roman wilderness proclaiming he is the messiah. The series continues to explore Israel after the first episode in which the characters spoke to the Samaritans. Christ is laying the foundations for his work.
Episode 3 is my favorite episode in the season. It tells the story of the apostles and their reflections on ministry and relationships. It’s fascinating that the episode doesn’t show Jesus for almost the whole time, while the apostles have fun at their camp eating dinner and talking about Christ. This episode is a great example of the show’s heart. This episode allows all the perspectives, motivations and drama of characters to flow naturally, while the characters are relaxed trying to figure out their lives and the meaning of Jesus’ mission.
Quickly, two things become obvious: They don’t understand why Jesus is so unique and they aren’t working through their animosities toward each other.
Matthew is a perfect example. Many apostles, including Simon Peter and Thomas, harbor a lot of animosity towards Matthew for his work as a tax collector. They view him as an ethnic traitor, and they are unable to forgive him. The hostility escalates to the point that it almost ignites a brawl as a weary, bruised Christ limps past them to his tent. Mary takes care of him. Although the apostles agree to let their anger go for the moment, more drama will emerge later in the season.
Later in the season, Christ’s appearance is questioned again. The disciples look at portions of the Book of Zackariah prophecy, asking questions such as “How and why would a Jewish Messiah come into this world?” The men discuss many strange contradictions and surprising ways that the man they have been traveling with does not match the prophecized warrior-king who is supposed to deliver the Jewish people.
This episode is the best example of what makes The Chosen so interesting from both a writing and character standpoint. It is filling in the details of Christ’s ministry, but also fleshing out the apostles through individual characters. This episode builds on historical details that relate to the setting and themes.
SIMON THE ZEALOT
It’s mine! Episode 4 is my favorite episode so far and probably the best episode in the entire season!
After a brief dialogue that briefly reveals the radicalization and childhood of the apostle Simon, we are shown him as an adult working with a mysterious group called the Zealots. They are a secret militia of militaristic Jews who work behind the scenes to free Israel from foreign occupation and assassinate Roman leaders. Simon is assigned to assassinate a Jerusalem magistrate. However, Atticus, a Roman agent, notices Simon and makes it his mission in order to humiliate him in his moment.
Jesus and the apostles are also in town at the time. He quickly recognizes a way he can intervene in the situation and stop Simon from being brutally murdered in cold blood. Simon’s brother Jesse, a crippled man living at the Pool of Bethesda, has been trying to find a miracle from the pagan Gods.
Christ plots to use Jesse’s salvation as a way to disarm Simon and deradicalize him, with the ultimate goal of drawing him into the circle of apostles. This episode is without doubt my favourite. It rewrites a classic set of Christian stories in an approach that shows God’s grace, forgiveness, and love to end hatred and damnation. Simon, who joins the apostles in the next episodes, is a prominent voice throughout the remainder of the season.
Some of the show’s fans were very critical of Episode 5. This episode picks up from the last episode’s end but branches out into larger narratives about character beats that many found controversial. Some issues raised by the audience were minor. A scene between Jesus Christ and John the Baptist takes place before his imprisonment. It’s apocryphal but one of my favorite bits of writing in this show.
The dialog in this scene suggests that John the Baptist may have made a mistake in late ministry. He chose to confront politicians instead of focusing on his ministry. This is what the show seems to hint at.
The two-episode Mary Magdalene episode about Mary Magdalene’s descent into despair and alcoholism is the most controversial of the season. Although it’s not terrible, the episode approaches the topic of sin relapses in a manner that feels rushed and probably ahistorical. Magdalene, as the episode shows, sneaks into Jerusalem to indulge in her gambling and drinking after a series of trauma experiences that she doesn’t feel able to take to Jesus directly. I assumed that Magdalene would relapse into prostitution after the episode treated her as if she had committed a major moral transgression, but she didn’t mention exactly what she did. Jenkins says that the show does not portray her as a prostitute. As he says, her character’s backstory is that she was assaulted by a Roman soldier and her possession/alcoholism was a result of trauma.
She is carried to the camp and she tearsfully confesses her sins to Christ. She is graciously forgiven by God and they hug. Although it conveys God’s compassion for sinful natures, it feels disingenuous. Because Magdalene’s redemption is powerful enough to be the central story event, most depictions of Magdalene do not tell stories like this. Jenkins seems to be very defensive about this story’s importance. In execution, it comes across as narratively weak.
Also Read : The Chosen Characters And Cast List Season 1 & 2
The Chosen Ratings
Who will doubt the success of the series, The Chosen which has been rated 9.3 stars out of 10 on IMDB? Surprising right?
Sermon on Mount
Fans have another complaint about the season: Christ’s constant agonizing as he prepares for his sermon on Mount. Episode 5 shows Christ walking back and forth as he works on his first draft of his most famous sermon. This sermon was delivered to a large audience very early in his ministry. Fans have voiced their disapproval at the fact that the series depicts Christ struggling to create the speech that would be his most memorable sermon. The Bible is not clear on how Christ came up the speech. It is not clear whether the speech was spontaneously inspired by God or something Christ would have had to consider for a long time. To emphasize Christ’s humanity, the show airs on the second side.
The sermon on the Mount is a great way to end the season. The Chosen shines when it focuses on the inner lives and ministry of the apostles. But it’s wonderful to see the culmination of Christ’s ministry with the cast of actors. The entire cast responds with amazement in the same way viewers might.
This is a mild spoiler, but the scene cuts right as Christ is about the to deliver the sermon. The editing and framing do a great job of highlighting the events. The show is about the people who helped Jesus of Nazareth achieve his goals. While I would have loved the season to end with the sermon’s words, I understand why the showrunners decided to explore how the speech came about.
The Chosen Season 3 Episode List And Review
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|17||1||“Homecoming”||Dallas Jenkins||Dallas Jenkins, Ryan Swanson and Tyler Thompson||December 11, 2022|
|In AD 24, Alphaeus renounces then-publicanus Matthew as his son. In AD 26, Jesus continues to deliver the Sermon on the Mount. After Judas Iscariot bids goodbye to his mentor, Jesus calls Judas to follow him. Jesus gathers his followers to take a break in ministry. Joanna (Amy Bailey), a woman who works in Herod’s palace in Machaerus, comes from the imprisoned John the Baptizer to support the ministry of Jesus. Andrew goes with Joanna to visit John the Baptizer in prison. After hearing the sermon, Yussif investigates and writes a record about Jesus, sharing the written letter for Nicodemus with Jairus (Alessandro Colla), the new synagogue administrator in Capernaum. Speaking with John the Baptizer, Andrew is set straight to focus on and listen to Jesus. Judas Iscariot gives his possessions to his sister and leaves to follow Jesus. Andrew apologizes to Mary Magdalene for his past actions while Matthew goes to his parents’ home and reconciles with Alphaeus.|
|18||2||“Two by Two”||Dallas Jenkins||Dallas Jenkins, Ryan Swanson and Tyler Thompson||December 18, 2022[S3 1]|
|Considering Jesus as a problem for the Romans, Atticus Aemilius and Gaius report to Quintus about pilgrims from everywhere setting up a tent city at the gates of Capernaum to see Jesus, causing the redrawing of city lines. Simon Z. encounters Atticus Aemilius, who demands an answer concerning what Jesus is, offering an alliance to put an end to the Zealots. At Simon’s house, Jesus commissions the twelve as his chosen apostles, sending them out in every direction, two by two, to preach and proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. He grants them authority to heal the sick and cast out demons, and gives them specific instructions for their mission. After Judas Iscariot accepts the nomination from Matthew as the treasurer of the group, Jesus pairs up the apostles, creating tensions among them. Contemplating the mission, Little James asks Jesus why he hasn’t been healed. Jesus comforts Little James by affirming he will be healed one day. Outside Matthew’s former home, the apostles recite a Psalm of David together.|
|19||3||“Physician, Heal Yourself”||Dallas Jenkins||Dallas Jenkins, Ryan Swanson and Tyler Thompson||December 25, 2022|
|Jesus returns to Nazareth to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with his mother, Mary. Having dinner in the absence of James and Jude, Jesus tells Mary how his students are doing. His childhood friends, Lazarus, Mary (Catherine Lidstone), and Martha (Sophia Cameron Blum), arrive in Nazareth from Bethany for the celebration. The people of Nazareth buzz with what they have heard regarding Jesus. At the synagogue, Jesus reads a scroll from the prophet Isaiah and declares it fulfilled on that day. Jesus uses the examples of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath and of Elisha and Naaman to prove his pronouncement of salvation in the Year of Jubilee. Jesus then proclaims himself as the Messiah, enraging and upsetting the hearers. The people of Nazareth reject and condemn Jesus as they drive him out of the town to throw him down a cliff, but Jesus passes through their midst. Jesus visits his earthly father Joseph’s tomb and reminisces about the inherited bridle Joseph passed on to him.|
|20||4||“Clean, Part 1”||Dallas Jenkins||Dallas Jenkins, Ryan Swanson and Tyler Thompson||January 1, 2023|
|Two by two, the twelve apostles accomplish Jesus’s commission to heal, cast out demons, and proclaim the kingdom of God. Yussif is pressured by Rome to handle the repair of a broken cistern which is polluting the local water supply. Jairus admits to reading Yussif’s sealed account of Jesus and professes his belief. Upon their return, the disciples reunite and struggle to comprehend their experiences. Eden attempts to reconnect with Simon, but finds him unreceptive, then meets Veronica (Zhaleh Vossough), a woman from Caesarea Philippi who has suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years. At Jairus’s home, his daughter Nili (Ella McCain), becomes ill from the polluted water, leading to Jairus questioning Yussif about Jesus. Alongside Shmuel and Yanni, Shammai’s proposal of a decree against false prophecy is approved by the council. Simon realizes there is tension with Eden, and becomes upset at his home being used for as a meeting place. Taking a walk, he encounters and talks to Gaius at the synagogue and agrees to help fix the broken cistern. Meanwhile, Jairus’s wife, Michal (Mel Mehrabian), checks on Nili and calls urgently for her husband.|
WHAT’S THE STORY OF THE CHOSEN SEASON 4?
Season 4 of The Chosen is about the extraordinary miracles performed by Jesus Christ, such as feeding 5,000 people or calmening a hailstorm. The Chosen season 3 is not yet finished at the time of publication but we are at episode 4 entitled “Clean Part”.
Two by two, the twelve apostles accomplish Jesus’s commission to heal, cast out demons, and proclaim the kingdom of God. Yussif is pressured by Rome to handle the repair of a broken cistern which is polluting the local water supply. Jairus admits to reading Yussif’s sealed account of Jesus and professes his belief. Upon their return, the disciples reunite and struggle to comprehend their experiences. Eden attempts to reconnect with Simon, but finds him unreceptive, then meets Veronica (Zhaleh Vossough), a woman from Caesarea Philippi who has suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years. At Jairus’s home, his daughter Nili (Ella McCain), becomes ill from the polluted water, leading to Jairus questioning Yussif about Jesus. Alongside Shmuel and Yanni, Shammai’s proposal of a decree against false prophecy is approved by the council. Simon realizes there is tension with Eden, and becomes upset at his home being used for as a meeting place. Taking a walk, he encounters and talks to Gaius at the synagogue and agrees to help fix the broken cistern. Meanwhile, Jairus’s wife, Michal (Mel Mehrabian), checks on Nili and calls urgently for her husband.
There is more to the daily events of Jesus in The Chosen Season 4 The cast is also committed to the role, which makes the spiritual show more relatable and interesting. What do you predict will happen in the new season of The Chosen?
We pray for God’s blessing and that his messengers may guide us along the path to peace and well-being.
While I won’t claim that my initial concerns about Season 1 & 2 were fully addressed, I will say The Chosen has become more confident and muscular. Production design is better. Actors are more comfortable in their roles. The characters that we see fleshed out are smarter and more aware of their roles. Although there are some lingering narrative threats, such as Christ’s character story about how to overcome self-doubt, I’m willing give the show the benefit the doubt. Jenkins still has five seasons to figure out the story he wants to tell about Christ and the apostles. I’m open to letting him speak his mind and improve the quality of the show for the season 3.