The Chosen hits more than 200 million views

Jonathan Roumie stars as Jesus in The Chosen (The Chosen via Eternity News)

The second series of the crowdfunded, app-distributed Jesus TV show that is actually worth watching, The Chosen, has come to an end with funding already secured for the first episodes of Season Three. Source: Eternity News.

Season Two of the series which stars Jonathan Roumie as Jesus, reached its finale last night with the hotly anticipated Sermon on the Mount episode being made available.

As with the entire second season, the finale on Sunday was livestreamed via The Chosen‘s YouTube channel ahead of its broader release via the show’s app and other outlets.

The Sunday session was again be hosted by series creator Dallas Jenkins. Around Episode Eight’s screening, Jenkins will interview cast members, offer details about Season Three and answer fan questions.

As mainstream media is starting to notice, The Chosen continues to grow as a pop culture force. The Chosen app claims more than 200 million views of the show’s episodes already, heading to a stated viewing target of at least one billion by the end of an intended seven seasons.

Having fully paid for its first two seasons through crowdsourcing its funds, The Chosen already has funded the first four episodes of Season Three. The show’s impressive Pay it Forward system allows episodes to be made available for free, as people around the world pay for others to watch The Chosen.

Season Two has been building to the Sermon on the Mount, largely through increased focus upon the disciples and their coming to terms with following a leader who appears to be the long-awaited Messiah.

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The Chosen TV Series ends on Sunday (By Ben McEachen, Eternity News)

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