Boston, Mass., Jul 17, 2023 / 13:30 pm
Filming of the fourth season of “The Chosen,” the popular Christian television series about Jesus and his disciples, will continue after a union granted the production an exemption from its strike against major Hollywood studios.
The strike was announced July 13 by the SAG-AFTRA, the union of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists that represents more than 160,000 members such as actors, journalists, and singers. “The Chosen” initially said on Twitter that it was affected by the strike because it employs actors who are members of the SAG, which, according to Deadline, includes Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays the role of Christ.
Responding to questions online, the show said that it requested an exemption because it is privately funded.
The show said on Twitter Sunday that it had been granted a “waiver” and filming would continue on Monday. Deadline confirmed that filming continued on Monday and “is due to wrap in two weeks.”