Actors Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar were killed when a van crashed and flipped during transit from Santa Rosalía to the local airport. The filming of the series The Chosen One has been temporarily halted by Redrum, the production firm in charge. On June 16th, the tragedy happened when the victims were going from Santa Rosalía to the local airport. The actors and crew members who were hurt are in stable condition.
Production for The Chosen One shuts down after the tragedy
Following the unfortunate deaths of two actors, the show’s production company, Redrum, has decided to suspend work on the impending live-action adaptation of Mark Millar’s American Jesus for the time being, according to Variety. Following this delay, it is presently uncertain when The Chosen One will resume production.
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On June 18, two cast members of the upcoming Netflix series The Chosen One were killed in a horrific car accident near Mulegé on the Baja California Sur peninsula when their van crashed after going off the road. Netflix has not yet commented on the accident. SAG-AFTRA is looking into the accident. “SAG-AFTRA has been in contact with Netflix and with the Mexican actors union ANDA about this incident and we are investigating the circumstances with local production,” said a spokesperson. “On-set safety is always our top priority. We will continue to take all necessary steps to ensure that our members and others are safe in their workplace.”
The Chosen One is based on Millar and Peter Gross’s Chosen comic book series, which was first released by Dark Horse in 2004. It was later reprinted in 2009 by Image Comics as American Jesus. Netflix’s The Chosen One follows a 12-year-old kid who realizes he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ with a mission to redeem humanity, identical to the comics. Announced in 2017, the streaming service described the protagonist as a boy who can ‘turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead.’
Source – Variety
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