Following the record-breaking release of the last year’s “Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers,” which amassed more than $13.5 million in sales as a Fathom Events presentation, season three of the highly successful series will also go the theater route, with back-to-back episodes premiering Nov. 18 in theaters.
“Most common question I get: ‘When’s Season 3 coming out?,'” the show’s creator Dallas Jenkins posted on his Facebook account this morning. “I now have the same answer you can give your friends: November 18, Episodes 1 & 2 back to back, only in theaters.”
When the Christmas special debuted on December 1, it was the top-grossing release on its first two nights, No. 4 in the overall box office weekend roundup, and the best-selling release for Fathom Events ever. It exceeded expectations, adding more theaters and nights after its initial release. All signs would point to a similar box-office victory happening with the season three premiere, which has been eagerly anticipated by millions of viewers.
After the last box-office release, producer Katherine Wornock speculated what that success meant for future releases of the series:
“It’s making us kind of rethink and reengage what our live events strategy might look like and what God might be asking us to pivot towards,” she said. “And so we’re going ‘Okay, for season three, how does that look in terms of is there room for any theatrical presence? Or a few side projects were working on? Is this the right time to kind of put those forward and build out The Chosen universe?”
Much more information, such as theater and distribution and exclusive interviews from the set, will be released on this page in the next few weeks. In the meantime, what has been revealed through Jenkins’ posts is the grand scope of the season includes the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, including throngs of extras.
“You’ll see it in episode seven and eight, which is really exciting,” he said. “It’s going to look incredible. Big, big scenes that lead up to the feeding of the five thousand, and then there’s the feeding of the five thousand.”
Watch his live stream below as Jenkins and Jonathan Roumie (Jesus) reveal more about the new season. For more information on the series, visit the website.