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Dallas Jenkins was considering hanging up his filmmaking hat after his movie “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” bombed at the box office in 2017.
“I got to a place that weekend where I didn’t know if I would ever make another movie again,” Jenkins says. “When you have a failure, it’s hard to find people who are eager and willing to finance your next venture.”
With the support of his church, the film director decided to jump back into making a short movie about the birth of Christ. It was a hit.
“Long story short, that short film ended up being the catalyst … [for] 16,000 people all over the world investing over $10 million into season one of “The Chosen,” and the rest is history,” Jenkins says.
“The Chosen,” based on the Gospels, is a streaming dramatic series that follows the ministry of Jesus and his disciples. Episodes from season one and two have been streamed over 400 million times.
On Nov. 18, episodes one and two of the third season of “The Chosen” will premiere in theaters.
“Season three is kind of this transition moment of the disciples going, ‘Yay, we’re officially Jesus’ apostles. Why aren’t things awesome?’ They have to wrestle with that, and I think the viewer does too,” Jenkins says.
Jenkins joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss creation of the series and the greatest challenges he and the cast faced in filming season three.
Find out how to watch “The Chose” here.
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