“The Chosen,” hailed as one of the greatest productions ever created to portray the life, ministry and chosen disciples of Christ, has already garnered more than a million subscribers on YouTube. Creator-director Dallas Jenkins was thrilled to celebrate this milestone with all fans and supporters of the series.
“It’s more about you than me,” Jenkins said in a short video on The Chosen’s YouTube channel. “You click the like button, you click the subscribe button, you click the notification bell on YouTube, comment, share it all, made our channel show up in front of more people.”
Jenkins praised all the fan influence, noting that it extended beyond the borders of a single city or even a single nation. He claims that they have received visits from people from virtually every country on the planet who have visited their YouTube channel through their combined efforts. To date, the YouTube channel has 1.22 million subscribers.
“It’s bigger than the original,” he said of the plaque he’s holding. “You remember when we had a hundred thousand subscribers last year and I had a little plaque for that? It was a silver plaque but here’s the thing, I remember when we had no subscribers. I remember when Daryl and I would ask our friends to like it and subscribe to it. that we can start building our chain. I remember when we hit 100. I remember when we hit the thousand, and it’s a representation of the growth of this show and it’s been really amazing and heartwarming. “
Jenkins clarified that funds raised through thechosengifts.com, where fans can purchase shirts and merchandise to support the series, go towards the production of the series and the salaries of staff working on the production of the series. The cast and crew have chosen to “pull the curtain back” so viewers can witness everything that goes on during the entire production and filming process, he said.
“We want you to trust us. We want you to feel like you are part of it. You are part of the family. Be part of the chosen army and that is why it means so much to me because it is. is a representation of that, “he added.
A crowd-funded media project
According to statistics provided on “The Chosen” website, Season 1 was fully funded in November 2019 by an impressive 75,346 people who contributed a total of $ 10,000,000, making The Chosen the most large media production funded by crowdfunding in the United States to date.
As of November 2020, SEASON 2 was also fully funded. There were a total of 125,346 contributors, for a sum of $ 10,000,000. Season 2 was funded by 86% of the people who also contributed to Season 1 with an average donation of $ 299.99.
Season 3, the next major milestone, is now 38% funded, with the remaining funds needed to meet the $ 100 million goal, which they aim to achieve by early 2022.
Seasons 1 and 2 are said to have had over 160 million views.