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Crowdfunded TV Series 'The Chosen' to Film Scene With 2,000 Extras Amid Pandemic

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Amid the pandemic, most film and television productions have avoided gathering large numbers of extras for scenes, as shooting them safely is likely to be a logistical nightmare and an exceedingly high-risk endeavor.

But crowdfunded TV series The Chosen, areligious drama that follows the life of Jesus, plans to gather more than 2,000 extras on Wednesday to film a reenactment of the Sermon on the Mount.

The extras, many of whom are flying to the show’s production facility in Midlothian, Texas from across the globe, are fans of the show who've donated money to the series to appear in it.

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