The CW Picks Up Biblical Series 'The Chosen,' Will Air First 3 Seasons

The CW Picks Up Biblical Series 'The Chosen,' Will Air First 3 Seasons

The Chosen is making it’s US broadcast debut for the first time on The CW!

The biblical series, about the life of Jesus, is set to premiere on the network this summer, and air it’s first three seasons through to Christmas Eve.

Get more details on the series inside…

Hailed as “the first multi-season series of its kind,” The Chosen is “a historical drama about the life of Jesus (Jonathan Roumie) as seen through the eyes of His followers. Set against the backdrop of Jewish oppression in first-century Israel, the seven-season show shares an authentic and intimate look at Jesus’ revolutionary life and teachings. The fourth season is currently in production.”

The Chosen is based on the biggest IP of all time and is truly a one-of-a-kind series that tells this historically significant story in a captivating, dramatic and premium way,” CW President of Entertainment Brad Schwartz said in a statement. “This show has already connected deeply with viewers around the world, and The CW will expand its audience even further.”

“As part of our global representation of this coveted property, we are pleased that The CW will become another great partner for The Chosen,” Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television Distribution Jim Packer added. “This groundbreaking series already has a massive global following, and The CW platform will provide the perfect opportunity for the show to reach existing fans and inspire new ones.”

The Chosen was a crowd funded series, which grew a huge global following, with over 110 million viewers in 175 countries around the world with plans to make it available in 600 languages.

The Chosen will premiere on The CW on Sunday, July 16th at 8pm ET/PT. It will continue to air on the network, with the season three finale set for Christmas Eve.

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