Lionsgate acquires religious drama ‘The Chosen’ for global distribution

The Chosen

Lionsgate has acquired global distribution rights to all seasons of event series The Chosen, from creator, director and producer Dallas Jenkins.

Growing from a crowdsourcing project into an internationally distributed series, The Chosen is a historical drama about the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of his followers.

Three seasons of The Chosen have been produced, with a fourth currently in production. Seasons one and two are available on Peacock and Amazon Prime Video and season one on Netflix, while the show has also aired on Canal+ in France, NPO in the Netherlands, MoviStar in Spain and TVP in Poland.

The series has reached audiences abroad as well, notably in France on Canal+, the Netherlands on NPO, Spain on MovieStar and Poland on TVP.

“Lionsgate is perfect for us,” said Jenkins. “They’re strong and experienced in the areas we’re not, but they also understand what’s unique about us and will protect that. We’ll continue to do what we do best unabated, and they’ll expand our efforts with their tremendous distribution team.”

The Come and See Foundation will retain and manage licensing rights for all activities within the non-profit sector as they work to translate the series into 600 languages.

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