Two actors working on the Netflix series “The Chosen One” in Mexico were killed in a car crash on Thursday, while six more of the show’s cast and crew were also injured in the wreck.
Local media (via The Associated Press) first reported Thursday that a van they were riding in near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula flipped and ran off the road in a desert area. An individual with knowledge of the accident additionally confirmed to TheWrap that the two individuals were killed while in transit from the Santa Rosalia area to the local airport.
Two other actors on the show and four crew members were injured in the accident but remain stable, the individual added. The accident did not occur on set for “The Chosen One.”
The AP confirmed Friday via the Baja California Department of Culture that the two individuals killed in the crash were identified as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar. The other names were not released.
Redrum, the independent production company on the show, has temporarily paused production of “The Chosen World” following the accident. Filming began on the series in April.
Netflix had no comment as the investigation into the crash is ongoing, but a rep said the streamer’s thoughts are with the families at this time.
“The Chosen World” is a series based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and artist Peter Gross. The series is about a 12-year-old boy who learns that he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and has been granted biblical powers. Netflix acquired Millarworld in 2017 and in 2021 released the TV project “Jupiter’s Legacy.”