The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed its second-to-last week of production for season three of the Book of Mormon live-action.
The first video of the series will be available September 20 and a new video will be published every week through the end of the year.
The new videos from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go hand in hand with seasons one and two, which also depict teachings and events found in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
Watch the Book of Mormon Videos trailer below.
The production took place at several locations in North America, including the Church-owned Jerusalem Movie Set in Goshen, Utah’s arid desert and Hawaii’s tropical mountains in Kauai.
The videos’ main purpose is to help both Latter-day Saints and individuals of other faiths increase their understanding of the Book of Mormon as a second witness of Jesus Christ (the first being the Bible).
“As I’m directing the scene … I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m so thankful that I’m seeing this.’ I’ve read the book many times, but just to see it come to life is awesome, and I think people all over the world are going to respond to that,” said Adam Anderegg, one of the series’ directors. “It’s not necessarily a dramatization of the scriptures — it’s a visualization of the scriptures.”
The third season’s storyline continues to follow the footsteps of Book of Mormon prophets as they teach ancient American civilizations about Jesus Christ. This narrative focuses on the stories of King Benjamin, Abinadi, Alma and Amulek.
The video series will also be used as supplementary material for “Come, Follow Me,” the Church personal scripture study program.
Book of Mormon Video Series’ First Season Debut Draws Closer
As production for season three wraps and post-production begins, new videos and images from the first and second seasons, covering Book of Mormon chapters 1 Nephi 1 through Enos 1, will be released each Friday from September 20 to December 27, 2019.
Additional videos, including seasons three and four, will be released in 2020 and 2021.
The videos can be found on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, in the Gospel Library app and on the new Book of Mormon Videos YouTube channel. Subscribe here to be notified when new videos are published on the new Book of Mormon Videos YouTube channel (youtube.com/BookofMormonVideos).
Photographs from each series’ season will be available on ChurchofJesusChrist.org and in the Gospel Media app.
Episodes will be published in 15 languages, including Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog and Tongan.
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