Dallas Jenkins says his show about Jesus isn’t the same old, same old we’ve seen done time and again — and as Christmas nears … his latest installment might just be what everyone needs as we exit the pandemic.
We talked to the TV producer — who’s the EP of ‘The Chosen,’ which gives a modern take on Jesus’ journeys — and he tells us why he thinks his latest holiday special spinoff, ‘Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers,’ is going to resonate with audiences.
First off, he acknowledges a lot of people have turned to religion during the pandemic — plus everything else we’ve been through as a society over the past year-plus … and his series is perfect for scooping those folks up and bringing them on an entertaining, spiritual journey.
As DJ explains … he thinks the neat thing about Jesus, specifically, is that getting onboard with him is more about building a relationship and less about the institution of religion itself — something that seems to come through on ‘The Chosen,’ which has been on since 2017.
Speaking of his show — you might’ve heard about it … it’s very modern, in the sense that it plays like a comedy-drama from a major network — and JC isn’t portrayed as lily white stiff.
Dallas says that’s for a reason … watch, he breaks it down in biblical terms — but it’s very relatable to the common man. Anyway, the Christmas special airs Dec. 1 on Peacock!