The Chosen, Season 2 (2020)

Filming Fall 2020; releasing late 2020 or early 2021

Writer(s): Ryan Swanson, Tyler Thompson, Dallas Jenkins, UNKNOWN FOURTH WRITER

Director(s): Dallas Jenkins

Producer(s): Chad Gunderson, Justin Tolley, Derral Eves, Ricky Ray Butler,
Earl Seals, Matthew Faraci, Dallas Jenkins, Ryan Swanson

Starring: Shahar Issac, Erick Avari, Jonathan Roumie, Paras Patel, Noah James, Elizabeth Tabish, Lara Silva, Nick Shakoour, George Xanthis, Giavani Cairo, Janis Dardaris, Brandon Potter, Jordan Walker Ross, Ivan Jasso, Shaan Sharma, Kirk B. R. Woller, Anne Beyer, Kian Kavousi, Christopher Maleki, David Amito, Ricco Fajardo, Nina Leon, Aalok Mehta, Nene Nwoko, Sarah Anne Burciaga, Raj Bond, Antonio Brunetti, Kenn E. Head, Aaron Himelstein, Mike Saad, Grey Acuna, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Vanessa Benavente, Troy Caylak, Noah Cottrell, Amato D’Apolito, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Jennifer Joseph, Leticia Magaña, Reina Ozbay, Stelio Savante, Joey Vahedi, Amber Shana Williams

Plot Synopsis: Season 2 of the groundbreaking new series follows Jesus and His disciples during his earthly ministry outside of Capernaum.  The season overall focuses on group dynamics between the disciples and introduces at least two more key characters.  Jesus and His followers encounter both love and hatred as a result of their newfound popularity.

***CONFIRMED SPOILERS BELOW***

Overarching Season Theme: People finding their place in the Jesus’ ministry

Returning Characters: Jesus, Simon, Andrew, Mary Magdalene, Matthew, John son of Zebedee, Big James, Little James, Thaddeus, Nicodemus, Quintus, Gaius, Zebedee, Mary the mother of Jesus, Thomas, Ramah

Episode 1, Thunder: Jesus and His current disciples enter Samaria and meet up with Thomas and Ramah. Jesus preaches to the people, and many believe in Him. The Sons of Thunder (John and Big James), after tilling some soil for a disabled farmer, are mistreated by some of the townspeople. After being spit on, John and Big James demand that Jesus let them call down fire on the Samaritans, but Jesus tells them that their work is for future generations. Elsewhere, Thomas takes issue with Matthew being in the group due to Matthew’s former tax collection work. Simon and Matthew continue to feud with each other.

Episode 2: Matthew begins to find his place among the disciples, despite the fact that some of them don’t like him. Philip and Nathanael are introduced as characters as John the Baptist refers Philip to Jesus, which prompts Philip to talk to Nathanael about the new Rabbi. Nathanael has just gone through a career failure and is skeptical of Jesus.

Episode 3, Matthew 4:24: Based on its titular verse, this experimental episode depicts the current disciples taking turns helping Jesus with the many who are coming for healing. Many of the disciples are tired from their journey and previous work, so as they rest, they discuss what has been happening in the past few weeks. Mary the mother of Jesus and Philip join the group at the beginning of the episode. Mary the mother offers unique insights of her perspective on the situation.

Episode 4, The Perfect Opportunity: This episode includes some type of mid-season cliffhanger where success is within the grasp of the characters yet also far away. It presents a well-known Bible story in a fresh way. If Jesus and His current disciples return to Capernaum by this time, He will possibly have an encounter with Quintus.

Episode 5: UNKNOWN

Episode 6: UNKNOWN

Episode 7: UNKNOWN

Episode 8: Focuses on a big moment that takes Jesus’ earthly ministry to a new level. It presents a well-known Bible story in a fresh way and possibly involves the Sermon on the Mount. Also, a character wonders if there’s more to life than what he’s currently experiencing. The disciples are struggling with forgiveness and other painful events that have happened throughout the season.

18 thoughts on “The Chosen, Season 2 (2020)

  1. I love The Chosen! I bought the DVD and Devotional Book and have recommended it to everyone I know. I have one suggestion for the next DVD that is put out. In the disk menu that lists episodes, could you please have a section that includes interviews the producer has done with the actors? Some movies I’ve seen has worded it as “commentary by (name of actor). I would really like that on a DVD instead of having to go find it on the computer. Thanks.

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  2. I watched all episodes online then bought the DVD online to pay it forward. I am blessed to live in a country that I can choose Jesus Christ as my savior. I want to thank everyone involved in making this movie. God Bless you all. I am so excited to see what comes next and wish it was done so I can get the next seasons.

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  3. Hello The Chosen Team,

    I just finished watching the commentary to episode 5 and was devastated to hear that you will not likely be doing a flashback to the baptism of Jesus and this show has given me such a closer relationship with Jesus that I would hate to see such an integral part of the story of Jesus missing from the show entirely. I beg you to please reconsider and will give my reason for such a request.

    The baptism of Jesus is not just important because it is a large part of many denominations theology of the process of salvation, but rather is is so much larger in scope than that. John the Baptist was a Zadokite Priest (the rightful priestly line to the ministry to God, not the Hellenized priests of the line of Eli, nor the Maccabeean priests that took power after the Maccabean revolt). That is extremely important because of the implication of priesthood as Jesus was not only of the line of Judah but also on both Mary and Joseph’s side there was intermarriage going on with the tribe of Levi making Jesus next in line after John the Baptist’s death to be the rightful high priest of the Zadokite lineage (Aaronic Priesthood). The Bible makes mention of this in a few ways, one of those ways being that when Jesus faces the High Priest in the Temple, the High Priest tears his garments, therefore making null and void his own power as High Priest. It further goes on to make mention that when Jesus was on the cross, his garments were not torn therefore proving out his rightful place in the taking up of the Aronic priesthood.

    When it speaks of the Magi coming to Jerusalem to worship the King of the Jews because they had seen a star to the east, we have to understand what was at play during that time. The Magi were primarily comprised of the lost sheep of the house of Israel which was dispersed amongst the gentiles and taken captive by the Assyrians after God’s divorce to them in Jeremiah 3. They had the job of anointing and worshiping the next king of the Parthian Empire known to the eastern part of the world as the King of Kings. The Parthian Empire was the world power that was rivaling Rome during this period and Israel, sitting directly in the middle of the two empires had just been taken over by the Romans in the generation before Jesus. This is why it says in Matthew 2:3 that Herod was disturbed and all of Jerusalem with him. They thought that the Magi were coming to reclaim Israel through battle.

    The reason this is so paramount is because if Jesus had not taken up the priest hood and kingship, then there would be no legal right for him to pass on to us the ability to be kings and priests under him as part of the Melkesidek Order (both Priest and King) which there hadn’t been one of those since before the Levitical Priesthood had been set up. The baptism of Jesus by non other than John the Baptist was the ritual purification needed to become a priest according to written Torah. This is why I urge you to please, please, please include this as a flashback on a future episode, thank you for your time and I apologize for any misspellings or grammatical mistakes. And a second thanks for all that this show is doing for myself and so many others around the world, may God continue to bless you through the work you are doing!!

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  4. I’ve not seen anything that comes close to the quality of writing and acting in this production. May God bless and continue to inspire all involved!

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  5. The most amazing story to show Him as a real person with real people surrounding Him instead of like a person who walked around glowing all the time.

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