The Chosen – the global phenomenon, a multi-episode television drama based on the life of Jesus – will launch the first two episodes of its highly anticipated third season in more than 2000 movie theatres globally, including theatres across Canada.

With more than 420 million episode views from around the world, The Chosen is a fan-supported, seven-season television series that creates an authentic and intimate picture of Jesus’ life and ministry, seen through the eyes of the people who knew him. 

“The theme of Season 3 is ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest,’” said series Creator Dallas Jenkins. “The honeymoon phase is over, now the characters all have to deal with the costs and occasional confusions of following the Messiah.” 

Giavanni Cairo plays the role of Thaddeus in The Chosen. He says there is a lot to look forward to in Season 3.

"I've been telling people to buckle up because it's going to be a rollercoaster," Cairo explained. "It's the most emotional season we've had yet."

"It's like the gang is together and now the disciples are really getting to know what it means to follow Jesus. he's sending us out two by two to do the teachings now. that comes with a lot of different territories that is affecting us in a lot of different ways."

Distributed through Fathom Events and beginning Nov. 18, The Chosen will show at least 10 times per theatre over five days with extended runs possible.

Over the course of its first two seasons, the series has garnered praise from critics and fans alike for its historical and biblical accuracy, playful spirit, stirring drama, genuine humour and disruptive impact. It has been translated into 62 languages (and counting) and is consistently one of the top-searched shows on streaming platforms. The Season 3 trailer premiered last Monday and was the No. 1 trending item on YouTube for two days. 

"It's relatable. It's incredible storytelling," said Giavani Cairo. " I think it's what the world needs now more than ever. I think you guys will really enjoy it. 

Tickets are on sale now via CineplexLandmark Cinemas and Fathom Events. For a complete list of Canadian theatres visit