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‘The Chosen’ Season 4 Premieres To Packed Theaters In Brazil, Despite Streaming Issues

'The Chosen' Season 4 projected on the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The first two episodes of “The Chosen” season 4 opened on 1,100 screens throughout Brazil on the Thursday before Easter Sunday, and drew a captivated audience of 275,000 moviegoers during its opening weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

'The Chosen' Season 4 projected on the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
‘The Chosen’ Season 4 projected on the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The highlight of the Rio de Janeiro premiere was images from the show projected onto the iconic Christ the Redeemer monument. The towering symbol, completed in 1931 after being under construction for five years, stands 98 feet/30 meters tall on Corcovado Mountain. A chapel is at its base.

The statue, financed by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro and donors, is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Its inclusion in “The Chosen” premiere festivities added an extra layer of grandeur to the occasion, displaying highlights from the series against the spectacular night sky.

The show’s official social media channels celebrated the projection onto the Christ the Redeemer monument as a heartfelt expression of gratitude toward a nation that has warmly embraced the series.

A partnership with the Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro helped organize the event, underscoring the collaboration between the series and the local community. With a global viewership surpassing 200 million, “The Chosen” continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The premiere weekend marked a significant viewership surge of over 300% compared to the earlier season’s launch in 2023, solidifying Brazil’s position as the series’ second-largest audience globally, just behind the United States.

'The Chosen' Season 4 projected on the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
‘The Chosen’ Season 4 projected on the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Key members of the show’s multicultural cast, including Jonathan Roumie (Jesus), Paras Patel (Matthew) and Lara Silva (Eden), made special appearances at exclusive São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro premieres.

Roumie was born in New York City, U.S.A. of a Syrian father and Irish mother. Patel is Indian-American, while Silva was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Season 4 of “The Chosen” promises an intense narrative, with clashing kingdoms and rival rulers threatening Jesus and his followers. As opposition escalates and betrayal looms, Jesus calls upon his followers to rise against the challenges they face.

'The Chosen cast members Lara Silva, Jonathan Roumie and Paras Patel (Photo credit: Roberto Filho)
‘The Chosen’ cast members Lara Silva, Jonathan Roumie and Paras Patel (Photo credit: Roberto Filho)

While the season 4 theatrical run is now over, its streaming destination is still up in the air due to what showrunner Dallas Jenkins called “legal matters.”

Check out the trailer below.

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