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.