Chosen (TV series)

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Chosen
Chosen Opening Title.jpg
GenreAction
Thriller
Drama
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
  • Ben Ketai
  • Milo Ventimiglia
  • Ryan Lewis
  • Evan Charnov
  • Russ Cundiff
Running time23 minutes
Release
Original networkCrackle
Original releaseJanuary 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) –
April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)

Chosen (stylized onscreen as CH:OS:EN accompanied by a ticking sound) is an American action-thriller television series/web series from Ben Ketai and Ryan Lewis, airing via online streaming video service Crackle.[1] Each season consisted of six episodes released simultaneously: season one was released on January 17, 2013; season two was released on December 13 that same year; the third and final season was released on April 15, 2014. Two weeks later, Crackle announced it had renewed the series for a fourth season,[2] but no other information was released until series star Milo Ventimiglia tweeted, on June 20, 2016, that the fourth season was not moving forward.[3]

A Chinese remake of the series premiered worldwide on Netflix in March 2018.[4]

Plot[edit]

Ian Mitchell is a lawyer, divorced from Laura and father of their young daughter Ellie. Ian receives a box containing a gun and a picture of a stranger, along with instructions to kill the pictured person. He is subsequently attacked by another stranger, and discovers that he has been chosen by a mysterious organization known as The Watchers to participate in a lethal game. Along with his daughter and ex-wife, Ian must deal with Jacob, another player forced into the game.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 6 January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)
2 6 December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12) December 26, 2013 (2013-12-26)
3 6 April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15) April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)
Promotional Poster

Broadcast[edit]

All six episodes of season one of Chosen premiered in Australia on FX on June 16, 2013.[5] All 18 episodes of the first three seasons of Chosen were aired in Germany on 13th Street on February 2, 2015 through March 9, 2015.[6]

Chinese adaptation[edit]

A three-part Chinese adaptation was released on iQIYI in China and Taiwan in January 2018, and worldwide via Netflix in March 2018.[4] The remake, a Chinese-Australian co-production set in Australia, follows the core plot of the series but makes changes to the characters; for example, the main character is a surgeon instead of a lawyer, portrayed by Lan Cheng-lung. The series also stars Sam Hayden-Smith, Deng Jiajia and Jenny Zhou.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (September 4, 2012). "Milo Ventimiglia to Star in Crackle Drama 'Chosen'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "Crackle Announces New Original Programming". ComingSoon.net.
  3. ^ (@MiloVentimiglia) Ventimiglia, Milo (June 20, 2016). "Slim chance it is @SteveNuhn which breaks my heart. Still trying to get it back goin. @ChosenFans @Crackle @TheArabHova. MV". Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Chinese Revamp of Sony's 'Chosen' Series to Play on iQIYI and Netflix". January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chosen". Foxtel. Archived from the original on June 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "13th Street zeigt "Chosen" mit Milo Ventimiglia". December 2, 2014.

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