The Chosen Season 5 Release, Cast & Everything We Know

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Filming for Season 5 of the hit Biblical TV drama, The Chosen, is almost complete and marks a departure from previous seasons.

Even though Season 4's episodes have only just begun streaming, production for Season 5 began in April and is currently ongoing in Texas. 

But with The Chosen more than halfway through its seven-season story, Season 5 is expected to be different due to its ticking clock timeline and an escalating chain of events.

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When Will The Chosen Season 5 Release?

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Filming for The Chosen Season 5 officially began on April 11 with a scheduled 68-day shoot in Utah. The second half of production is currently ongoing at the show's facility in Midlothian, Texas.

Despite speculation that the new season could debut in theaters as early as November or December, according to Deseret News, Season 5 currently isn't expected to premiere until 2025. 

While audiences are understandably eager to see what this fifth chapter holds, it's important to note that Episode 1 of Season 4 didn't debut until Sunday, June 2, and the eighth and final episode isn't set to stream until Thursday, June 27.

This will then be followed by a projected August or September streaming release on streaming platforms like Peacock, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and Hulu.

So even if Season 5 is ready to release later this year, it could be too much too soon and even result in competition between the two seasons. 

Therefore, fans should expect Season 5's release in early 2025; and, given the season's subject matter, possibly in the Spring and timed up with 2025's Holy Week and Easter dates.

Who Will Appear in The Chosen Season 5?

According to Variety, The Chosen's entire Season 4 cast is expected will return for Season 5, including Jonathan Roumie as Jesus, Paras Patel as Matthew, Shahar Isaac as Simon Peter, and Luke Dimyan as Judas. 

The following is a list of Season 4's main cast

  • Jonathan Roumie as Jesus Christ
  • Shahar Isaac as Simon Peter
  • Paras Patel as Matthew
  • Elizabeth Tabish as Mary Magdalene
  • Noah James as Andrew
  • George H. Xanthis as John
  • Abe Bueno-Jallad as Big James
  • Jordan Walker Ross as Little James
  • Giavani Cairo as Thaddeus
  • Joey Vahedi as Thomas
  • Alaa Safi as Simon the Zealot
  • Austin Reed Alleman as Nathanael
  • Reza Diako as Philip
  • Amber Shana Williams as Tamar 
  • Vanessa Benavente as Mother Mary
  • Yasmine Al-Bustami as Ramah
  • Luke Dimyan as Judas
  • Lara Silva as Eden

However, it's important to note that a certain Season 4 character didn't survive the season.

Does this report suggest they will return in a flashback? Or, given the series' large cast, was their inclusion simply an oversight? Audiences may have to wait until Season 5 to find out. 

Other reoccurring stars of The Chosen expected to return for Season 5 are Amy Bailey as Joanna, Nick Shakoour as Zebedee, Ivan Jasso as Yussif, and Kirk B. R. Woller as Gaius.

Elijah Alexander's Atticus and Shaan Sharma's Shmuel, both of whom have been part of the show since Season 1, may also play integral players in certain Season 5 events. 

Lastly, fans are also expecting to see Demetrius Troy as Lazarus, whose life is likely to be under threat after Jesus raised him from the dead, as well as Andrew James Allen as Pontius Pilate, and Erick Avari's Nicodemus, the latter who hasn't been seen in recent seasons. 

What Will Happen in Season 5 of The Chosen?

In an April video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), director and showrunner Dallas Jenkins confirmed Season 5 will "cover Holy Week," which begins with Palm Sunday and leads to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ:

"It is unbelievable... I do know that the scripts for Season 5 have been completed, the response we've been getting from the cast and crew has been so cool. They've been saying this is the best season yet. Season 5, as you might know, covers Holy Week. But man, it takes longer than a week to film it, I can tell you that."

While both the Crucifixion and Resurrection are expected to be saved for the sixth and seventh seasons of the show, Season 5's concentrated timeline is something audiences haven't seen from the series before. 

Until now, just when the show chose to retell an event or Biblical miracle had largely been up to its writers' and creators' creative discretion. 

But due to the season's focus on Holy Week, fans know new episodes have to include the following events:

  • Palm Sunday
  • The Cleansing of the Temple/Jesus Overturning Money Changers Tables
  • The Last Supper
  • Judas Betraying Jesus
  • The Garden of Gethsemane

In a May press conference, Jenkins touched on having shot "a couple of scenes" of Luke Dimyan's Season 5 performance as Judas, describing it as "heartbreaking" and "tough to film:"

"The potrayal of that in Season 5 is exciting and heartbreaking. We've already filmed a couple of scenes. Really heartbreaking and tough to film and are going to be tough to watch. They impacted Luke Dimyan who's playing Judas significantly. How we portray scenes between Jesus and Judas when Jesus knows what's coming. It's been really fascinating to portray."

Knowing what awaits in Holy Week, it's a safe bet that Judas' narrative won't be the only "heartbreaking" scenes in Season 5. 

And, given The Chosen's penchant for relatable, human, and authentic storytelling, audiences are sure to see this week of well-known historical events in a new and surely more personal light.

New episodes of The Chosen Season 4 drop on Sundays and Thursdays on YouTube, The Chosen's free app, and the show's social media platforms.

Seasons 1-3 are streaming on Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Peacock. Season 1 is streaming on Netflix.

Check out other stories about The Chosen below:

The Chosen Season 4 Streaming Release Controversy & Studio Contract Termination Explained by Creator Dallas Jenkins

The Chosen: Here's Why Herodias Wanted John Dead

The Chosen Season 4: New Posters for 12 Main Characters Released (Photos)

- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.