Pulse of Entertainment: Season 2 of The Chosen Begins
Filming in Utah at the LDS Motion Picture Studio
4, 2020) - "Dallas, he did a short film for his church," said Derral Eves, about the film The
Chosen that resulted in an epic television series that has been viewed by 50 million people, with 50 different
languages, and in 180 countries. Eves, a Youtube marketing guru, is executive producer of the series. "It was shown to
me. It was just amazing. I said, ‘Let's do a television series.' That's how I got in on the project. I met Dallas and
we became partners."
The Chosen is about the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of his relationship with
each of his Disciples. The first season ends with Jesus still with us in current day still spreading His ministry. I first
watched the series on an airplane flight from Los Angeles to Baltimore at a time when I was so starved for a Biblically based
film on the life of Jesus Christ. Until Derral told me I thought it was an epic movie mini-series, not an eight part television
series. That is a testament to the creative writing skills, artistic imagination and outstanding directing skills of Dallas
Jenkins - the creator and director of The Chosen. The Chosen was initially aired for free via VidAngel, a streaming platform
and a mobile app in April, 2020. In October it began airing on BYUtv.
The second season of The Chosen began shooting
in November under the leadership of Director Dallas Jenkins in Utah at the Motion Picture Studio South Campus owned by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is the first multi-season project filmed on the studio that is not a Latter-Day
Saints project. It will have eight episodes.
"Season one has eight episodes. Each one is about Jesus gathering
his Disciples. There were other people Jesus asked to follow Him. We weaved them into moments in the Bible. Dallas does a
wonderful job," said Derral (Youtube) about the series. "The first season was shot in Texas. This current season,
the Latter-Day Saints building is the set. I knew about it because I live near by, so we reached out."
second season of The Chosen follows Jesus and His group of Disciples through personal and interpersonal ups and downs as Jesus'
notoriety grows as they take his ministry on the road. It will cover Jesus' time in Samaria and the Sermon of the Mount.
"Dallas does the approach of humans," Eves added about the second season of The Chosen. "Everything
in the Bible is thought-out...it resonates. People can connect...see themselves."
The series, which received
its initial $20 million funding from public donations, is a The Chosen Productions VidAngel Studios production that stars
Jonathan Roumie ("Chicago Med," "Ballers") as Jesus, Shahar Isaac ("Madame Secretary") as Simon
Peter, and Paras Patel ("Nashville") as Matthew. It is distributed by VidAngel. Aside from Derral as executive producer,
there is Dallas, Matthew Faraci and Ryan Swanson. Producers include Chad Gudersen and Justin Tolley. It also stars Erick Avari
as Nicodemus; Noah James as Andrew; Elizabeth Tabish as Mary Magdalene; George Harrison Xanthis as John; Abe Martell as Big
James; Giavai Cairo as Thaddaeus; Jordan Walker Ross as Little James; Joey Vahedi as Thomas; Yoshi Barrihas as Philip; Austin
Alleman as Nathanael; Alaa Safi as Judas Iscariot; Vanessa Beavente as Mary; David Amito as John the Baptist; Raj Bond as
Joseph; Nick Shakoour as Zebedee, and Lara Silva as Simon Peter's wife Eden. www.TheChosen.tv
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS,
MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She
is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director
(at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in
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