The Chosen

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The Chosen (deutsch: der Auserwählte oder aber die Auserwählten) ist eine US-amerikanische Fernsehserie, die auf dem Leben von Jesus von Nazaret basiert. Die Serie zeigt Jesus durch die Augen derer, die ihm begegnet sind. Sie versucht so zu erklären, warum Menschen ihr bisheriges Leben hinter sich ließen, um ihm nachzufolgen. Ebenso wird die Ablehnung Jesu durch die damaligen religiösen Autoritäten gezeigt. Die Serie wird vom US-amerikanischen Filmemacher Dallas Jenkins konzipiert, inszeniert und mitgeschrieben.

Auszug von Wikipedia: The Chosen (TV series)

The Chosen is a historical drama series created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. Jenkins, the series' creator, wanted to create a series about Jesus that could be "binge watched", and hoped to distinguish the new series from previous portrayals of Jesus by crafting a multi-season, episode-based story. Jenkins' intention was to focus more deeply on the people who encountered Jesus and to show Jesus "through the eyes of those who met him", in a way that is more "personal, intimate, [and] immediate."

Set in 1st century Israel, the series revolves around Jesus and the different people who met and followed him. The series stars Jonathan Roumie as Jesus, alongside Shahar Isaac, Elizabeth Tabish, Paras Patel, Noah James, Janis Dardaris, Lara Silva, Shaan Sharma, Nick Shakoour, George H. Xanthis, Shayan Sobhian, Erick Avari, Kian Kavousi, Brandon Potter, Kirk B. R. Woller, Giavani Cairo, Jordan Walker Ross, Abe Martell, Joey Vahedi, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Vanessa Benavente, Yoshi Barrigas, Austin Reed Alleman, and Alaa Safi.

The show has used innovative methods to finance its production and stream the series. The show is financed via crowdfunding; the show is free to watch and viewers are asked to "pay it forward" by contributing whatever amount they wish to fund future seasons, and contributors may receive perks such as appearing as an extra in the film. The first season was the top crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. As of 2021, viewers had contributed $40 million towards its production, making it the most successful crowdfunded TV series project. The show is available on streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Tubi TV, Angel Studios, and Pure Flix.