AS ‘THE CHOSEN’ COMMENCES FILMING SEASON 3, SERIES CREATOR
DALLAS JENKINS SIGNS WITH UTA
Worldwide Hit Series About the Life of Jesus
Starts Shooting Season 3 in Texas Today
DALLAS – April 25, 2022 – As production begins today on Season 3 of The Chosen, Dallas Jenkins, the creator, producer, writer and director of the global phenomenon has signed with UTA to represent him, as well as to help The Chosen branch into other media spaces.
The Chosen has received almost 400 million views around the world and is the first-ever multi-season
series about the life of Jesus. Dramatic, humorous, inspiring, The Chosen brings Jesus and his ministry to life through the eyes of those who knew him.
“After some career disappointments, I didn’t think I’d ever care about or pursue agency representation again,” Jenkins said. “I just wanted to focus on making content and reaching as many people as possible with it. The reason UTA overcame my reluctance is they’re clearly going to allow my team and me to be even more focused on content while they do the work in areas where I’m weak or inexperienced. Their relentless support of their clients is going to allow for even more reach,” he continued.
In addition to The Chosen and the largest Fathom event of all time, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: THE MESSENGERS, Jenkins’ directing credits including THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE, WHAT IF . . . and MIDNIGHT CLEAR, among others.
“Dallas has done something truly remarkable – created a worldwide sensation with top notch production quality which is now the largest fan-supported series ever” said UTA agent, Nick Barnes. “We are excited to expand the reach of The Chosen, and future Dallas projects, to new audiences that will resonate with his talent.”
Jenkins’ Chosen team is building a state-of-the-art production complex in North Texas including a first century Bible set. Portions of Season 3 are scheduled to be shot at the complex.
Through two seasons and starting production on the third, The Chosen continues its unprecedented success.
“Season 3 is our most emotionally intense season yet, capped off by our filming of the Feeding of the 5,000, which will include over 10,000 of our fans on our set over two days,” said Jenkins. “There will be more backstory between Jesus and the people who knew him, including some new famous people from the gospels. I’m especially excited about where we’re going with Simon and Eden’s marriage this season. We cried throughout the writing of this season, so I’m optimistic people will do the same watching it,” he continued.
The Chosen is free to watch, with fans given the choice to “pay it forward” to fund the seven seasons. Season 4 is currently being funded.
ABOUT THE CHOSEN
The Chosen completed its second season in the spring continuing its unprecedented success as the largest fan-supported entertainment project of all time. It has been translated into 58 languages and counting, and consistently ranked in the top 50 entertainment apps on iOS and Android. It is completely free to watch on the app that connects directly to streaming devices with no fee or subscription necessary and generates income for future seasons when viewers choose to “pay it forward” after viewing. The Chosen is produced by Loaves & Fishes Productions and distributed by Angel Studios.
UTA unites ideas, opportunities and talent. The company represents some of the world’s most iconic, barrier-breaking artists, creators and changemakers—from actors, athletes and musicians to writers, gamers and digital influencers. One of the most influential companies in global entertainment, UTA’s business spans talent representation, content production, as well as strategic advisory and marketing work with some of the world’s biggest brands. UTA is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, New York and London. More information can be found at unitedtalent.com.