US media are reporting that filming for upcoming fantasy series ‘The Chosen One’ has been put on hold after a fatal accident.
The filming of The Chosen One, a series that Netflix is preparing, was marked by tragedy: two actors were killed in a car accident on Thursday in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, where filming is taking place. Two other cast members and four crew members were injured and are in stable condition, as reported. Variety.
The two actors who died in the accident are Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar. No information about the roles they held in the program has been released. According to Associated Press, citing local media, the van carrying the team members overturned after leaving the road in a desert area near the town of Mulegé. the Hollywood Reporter specifies that the accident did not occur on the location of the shooting, and that the van was heading for the local airport. Redrum, the production company behind the program, has decided to suspend filming.
Adaptation of a comic
As reported by Los Angeles Times, The Chosen One tells the story of a 12-year-old child who discovers that he is the new earthly incarnation of Jesus Christ, and that his destiny is to save humanity. Netflix had presented this series project in a press release broadcast in 2018:
“He can turn water into wine, make the cripple walk, and maybe even raise the dead! How will he manage to lead the world into a conflict that has been brewing for thousands of years?”, could we read.
This is the second Netflix adaptation of a comic book from publisher Millarworld, acquired by the platform in 2017, after Jupiter’s Legacy released last year.