(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The team behind hit television series “The Chosen” announced Sunday they are avoiding the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strike and will complete shooting for season four.
On July 13, it looked like “The Chosen” was going to have to shut down production, despite no one involved apparently wanting anything to do with the SAG or Writers Guild of America’s strike actions, according to a series of tweets shared from the show’s main account. The team was fairly skeptical about the strike ending any time soon and submitted all of the necessary paperwork and information to SAG so they could wrap up season four of the hit show.
“We’ve submitted all the requested paperwork immediately. We fit all qualifications for an exemption. Every day that goes by without your response costs us hundreds of thousands of dollars while your actors are stuck in Utah. We’re the good guys; we’ve treated your actors well,” Jenkins noted in an Instagram post.
“The Chosen” follows the true story of Jesus Christ’s time on Earth, how he formed the union of his disciples and performed miracle after miracle in the time of the Romans. Well, another miracle just happened: the series was suddenly granted its waiver!
“Great news! We just received word from SAG that we have been approved for a waiver. We’ll continue shooting on Monday,” the show’s account shared Sunday afternoon.
Stars such as Jonathan Roumie (“Jesus Revolution“) can return to the Utah and Texas-based sets. He missed a day or two of filming, Deadline noted. It is the only series to be granted an exemption to the strike thus far, but independent films and shows are expected to follow suit.