MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
I’ve been a believer my whole life, I’ve attended Christian schools my whole life, and I’ve heard the stories of Jesus countless times. I’ve also seen every Jesus movie and miniseries ever made, and there have been dozens. So why a new TV show about Jesus?
Because I have a passion for people to hear the “old, old story” again … for the very first time. When I see Jesus movies, it’s sometimes hard for me to feel moved or excited. I've heard the stories before, and many Jesus projects just take you from Bible story to Bible story, not spending as much time on the humanity and backstories of all these characters. And they sometimes feel stiff and formal.
So when we started to write a show that explores Jesus through the eyes of those around Him, we were repeatedly moved and excited. We explored the backstories of Simon Peter, Matthew, Mary Magdalene, Nicodemus, and a few of Jesus’ miracle recipients, and in turn experienced Him in the way they did. We couldn’t help but identify with their recklessness, rough pasts, religious piety, and desperation for life change. And ultimately, their redemption.
One of our favorite responses from an early screening? "The story of Jesus that actually appealed to my teenagers!"
No matter where you’re at in your journey with Christ—whether you’re one of the many people in the gospels who encountered Jesus after a horrific past without Him, or you’re a Nicodemus who’s been a lifelong member of the God team—Jesus proved over and over that we have so much to learn and innumerable traits that need change.
We hope this show allows you to see Jesus as they did. The end of the trailer tells you how to watch this show right now.
Airplay support and stability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have walked with Jesus?
This is very close to how I have imagined it would have been like being one of Jesus’ friends while living during the time when He was in the flesh here on Earth. The writing, cinematography and editing are superb. All episodes feature faithful and Biblically accurate interpretations of scripture, as well as historical and cultural accuracy. You get to experience familiar Gospel stories unfolding with an unusual depth, creativity and freshness, through the eyes of the people who knew and loved Him. This is not a typical low budget cheesy Christian film that we cringe when we watch. This is really GOOD.
Gritty, bingeworthy & Fam-friendly
The app is easy to use and works well, with clear picture and sound. Nice menus and pageflow. Extremely user-friendly!
The show itself is one of the most surprising faith-based series I’ve ever seen. The stories are compelling, the characters are rich and nuanced, and the production value is extremely high. No cheese here and you don’t have to be religious to dig it. Sure the faith-friendly audience will find it extremely appealing, but it’s as good as any Netflix or streaming hit show out there while turning the genre on its head. Quality storytelling and grounded performances. Well worth checking out!
The Chosen Is Amazing! I Love The App
I’m so excited to see that you have an app. The first four episodes of season one of The Chosen are absolutely incredible! I can’t recommend it highly enough! The app runs smoothly and makes it really simple to access the episodes and watch them. I’m excited to try AirPlaying to my TV soon. This is a super simple way to watch it on the go now though. Now I just need to be patient and wait for the next four episodes to come out later this year. Thanks for making this series and God Bless!
- VidAngel, Inc
- 47.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.