Fans of the popular biblical drama The Chosen reportedly crashed a cinema website on Sunday night in their rush to buy tickets for the show’s season finale.
The creator of the fan-supported show, Dallas Jenkins, announced via a livestream that the final two episodes of season three would be released in theaters in February, leading to fans overwhelming the Fathom Events website.
“Unfortunately, the demand for tickets to The Chosen season finale has caused the Fathom Events website to crash. It’s working again now so you can get tickets for Eps 7/8 at Fathom or your usual ticket sites,” the show’s Facebook page said on Monday.
Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said the site was temporarily down due to fan demand, but quickly recovered to help “tens of thousands of fans” buy tickets.
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The third season finale of The Chosen airs in theaters.
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“Having read the comments from fans on social media, it’s evident that they are very much looking forward to seeing episodes 7 and 8 in theaters with their friends and family,” Nutt told Fox News Digital.
Fans can catch the series in theaters on February 2-3, with the show teasing that its “stunning conclusion” is “coming to the big screen.”
However, the faith-based Angel Studios series will also be available to watch for free on The Chosen app a few days later on February 5th and 7th.
In the series finale, viewers will see Jesus perform the miracle of feeding the 5,000, which Jenkins says was “by far the greatest thing we’ve ever done.”
The Chosen star Jonathan Roumie appears in a scene from season two. (Courtesy of The Chosen Ones)
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The biblically inspired show premiered in April 2019 and became the largest crowdfunded media project in history, according to website The Chosen. More than 16,000 people contributed over $10 million to the production during the first season.
The series is also running successfully in cinemas.
Fathom’s two top-selling events are from The Chosen, with Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers grossing over $13.5 million in 2021 and The Chosen Season 3 Episodes 1 & 2 grossing over $14 million Dollars and ranked second in the gross box office on Friday of its opening weekend,” Fathom Events told Fox News Digital.
Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus on the series, and show creator Dallas Jenkins told Fox News Digital last month how God transformed their lives during difficult times. Both struggled in their respective careers before taking the leap of faith with The Chosen.
The Chosen stars Jonathan Roumie as Jesus Christ. (Courtesy of The Chosen Ones)
Season 3 of The Chosen debuted December 11 and is available to watch for free on The Chosen app, Angel app and the series’ website.
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Kristine Parks is Associate Editor at Fox News Digital. Continue reading.