Two actors dead and six injured after the accident of a van carrying the crew of the Netflix show

A van carrying the crew of Netflix series The Chosen One was involved in an accident on Thursday, killing two cast members and injuring six other crew members. Netflix confirmed the sad news on Saturday evening – confirming that production had been halted after the tragedy

Two actors are dead and six others are injured after the van carrying the Netflix show crew crashed on Thursday

Two actors have died and six other crew members have been injured, after a van carrying the crew of Netflix show The Chosen One was involved in a serious car accident.

Actors Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar have both died from injuries sustained in the rollover accident in the Baja California Sur peninsula, according to Mexico’s Baja California Department of Culture. .

Netflix confirmed the sad news in a statement shared with the Mirror on Saturday evening.

“We are sad to confirm that two cast members have passed away after a tragic accident while in transit from Santa Rosalía to the local airport,” the statement read.

The chosen one had filmed near the scene of the accident earlier this week

“Two other cast members and four crew members were injured but remain stable. Investigations are ongoing into the reasons for the accident and production has been halted for a few days out of respect for the victims. Our thoughts go to them and their families at that time.”

Local media report that the accident happened on Thursday June 16 and claim that the van overturned after going off the road in a desert area.

Hollywood Reporter reports that the crew was apparently working in the nearby Santa Rosalia area at the time of the accident.

Juan Francisco González is said to be one of the actors who lost his life in the accident

Raymundo Garduño is also believed to have died following Thursday’s incident

The Chosen One is an adaptation of an American Jesus comic book series, originally published under the title Chosen, created by Mark Millar.

The show reportedly began filming in Mexico in April, with Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout working as the series’ co-showrunners.

The smoking giant Netflix describes the series as follows: “A 12-year-old boy learns that he is the return of Jesus Christ, destined to save mankind. Based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross.”

Comic American Jesus was the inspiration for the Netflix series in production


American Jesus book cover)

Another synopsis for the show released earlier this year reads: “The multilingual (Spanish/English) series American Jesus follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers that he has returned as Jesus Christ.

“He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and maybe even raise the dead! How will he handle the fate of leading the world in a conflict that has been brewing for thousands of years?”

First released in 2004 as Chosen, the Millarworld comic book The Chosen One TV adapts was later re-released as American Jesus.

The comic was written by Mark Millar, with Peter Gross providing the artwork.

Following the release of fellow Millarworld titles Jupiter’s Legacy and Super Crooks on Netflix, The Chosen One was set to become the book company’s third inspired adaptation.

Sharing a production update in May, Mark said: “The development of American Jesus is going wonderfully in the talented and capable hands of Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout.

The Chosen One should not be confused with another series also available to stream on Netflix


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“I’m blown away by the creative choices Netflix has allowed us, especially since this series will feature dialogue in both Spanish and English.”

Everardo – best known for the 2021 film The Forever Purge and the Netflix series Luke Cage – has been tapped to direct the series, in addition to acting as co-showrunner.

Reporting in April, What’s On Netflix gave some details on what to expect from the upcoming series – including descriptions of two main characters, Jodie and her mother, Sarah.

“Jodie is described as ‘a seemingly normal teenager until a freak accident makes her think otherwise. He is not pathologically shy, but introverted. He’s also a great storyteller, a trait he uses to entertain his friends,'” the website wrote earlier. This year.

“Sarah is described as ‘a beautiful, brave woman. She’s Jodie’s mother and she’s very protective of him, even though she doesn’t know what she’s protecting him from’.”

The release date for the series had not been confirmed before the crash.

The Chosen One is also the name of another show available on the streaming platform – a Portuguese series that currently has two series available to watch on Netflix.

Following news of the crash on social media, singer and dancer Porscha Coleman was one of many Twitter users to post about the tragedy.

“This is terrible news,” the star wrote.

“As a fellow actor, my heart goes out to those who were injured and killed while filming on location. You never want to hear something like this happen when people are just doing what they love # thechosenone #netflix #mexico.”

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