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Dallas Jenkins Shares ‘Bad News’ About the Release of ‘The Chosen,’ Season 4

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Dallas Jenkins revealed on Sunday, March 10, that the release of “The Chosen,” Season 4, to streaming has been delayed. He asked for people’s understanding and explained that he and his team are doing their best to get the new season out as fast as possible while working within the constraints of their commitment to keep the show free for all.

“I have always told you that I’m going to be as upfront with you as possible, honest with you at all times, sharing as much information as we’re able to share, good or bad,” said Jenkins, who is creator, director, co-writer, and co-producer of “The Chosen,” in a video posted to social media.

“And unfortunately yes, as is reflected in the title of this video, I do have some bad news to share with you,” he said. Jenkins urged people to watch the entire video before responding or forming an opinion, saying he had information that was of “vital importance about the future of our company and this show,” as well as good news for viewers.

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Dallas Jenkins on the Delay in ‘The Chosen’ Release

All eight episodes of Season 4 of “The Chosen,” the popular TV series based on the life of Jesus, had a staggered release in theaters, a first for a streaming TV show. The first three episodes of the newest season came out on Feb. 1 and ran until Episodes 4-6 came out on Feb. 15. Those latter episodes concluded their run Feb. 28. The final two episodes in the series released Feb. 29 and are still running in some areas.

Emphasizing that “The Chosen” team makes the “vast majority” of decisions with viewers in mind, Jenkins said, “We cannot release Season 4 to streaming now, and there will be a delay, a delay longer than we anticipated and hoped for.” 

“There are some legal matters that we are dealing with right now that are hopefully being resolved,” he explained, “and…the goal is to have them resolved so that we can, long-term and short-term, better serve you, ensure the show remains free forever, and gets to over a billion people and also allows us to be sustainable forever.” 

Jenkins said he could not provide any more details on the legal situation but that “it’s vital for you to understand” why the show is in the situation it is. He went on to outline how costly it is to create “The Chosen” while keeping it free for people to watch.