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Two Actors Dead And 6 Crew Members Injured In A Tragic Van Crash Near Set Of Netflix’s Chosen One

Two Actors Dead And 6 Crew Members Injured In A Tragic Van Crash Near Set Of Netflix's Chosen One
Two Actors Dead And 6 Crew Members Injured In A Tragic Van Crash Near Set Of Netflix's Chosen One
Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar have been named as the victims (Picture: Netflix)

Two actors from the new show The Chosen One have died following a van crash in the area of filming.

Six crew members of the Netflix production were also hurt when a van collided and flipped near the location. 

It was initially confirmed by the Baja California Department of Culture that there were two casualties, whose names are Raymundo Garduna Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar 

According to the media, the unfortunate incident occurred on a desert road near Mulege in the Baja California Sur Peninsula on Thursday, while the crew was still filming in nearby Santa Rosalia. 

In a further statement issued to Metro.co.uk. Netflix gave further details of the horrific accident: “We’re sad to confirm that two cast members have passed away after a tragic accident in transit from Santa Rosalia to the local airport.

Two Actors Dead And 6 Crew Members Injured In A Tragic Van Crash Near Set Of Netflix's Chosen One
Production of The Chosen One started in April 2022 (Picture: Netflix)

They added that investigations are ongoing into the reasons for the accident, confirming that production was paused for a few days out of respect for the victims. 

‘Our thoughts are with them and their family at this time,’ they added.

The Chosen One series tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who learns he’s the returned Jesus Christ, destined to save humankind. 

Announced in 2017, the streaming service described the protagonist as a boy who ‘turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and perhaps, even raise the dead.’

‘How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousand of years in the making? a synopsis adds. 

The books are being brought to life by an independent production company, with an expected release date yet to be announced. 

Two Actors Dead And 6 Crew Members Injured In A Tragic Van Crash Near Set Of Netflix's Chosen One
Netflix will stream the series, but it is being developed by an independent production company (Picture: Reuters)

 

Netflix’s series is based on a 2004 comic book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross, released under the name Chosen.

It was one of the first in a wave of comic book titles under the Millarworld and went on to be renamed America Jesus, with the follow-up series American Jesus: The New Messiah released between 2019 and 2020.

There is a series streaming on Netflix titled The Chosen One – which first aired in 2019 in has run for two seasons. 

However, the trailer is not to be confused with the upcoming project, which is announced in 2017. 

Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout serve as co-showrunners for the Chosen One with Gout as directors. 

Production began in April 2022, with comic book artist Millar sharing an update back in May. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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