While they were riding in a van near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula, two actors from the Netflix Series The Chosen One were killed in an accident. The actors, Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar were traveling with other crew members. 6 crew members were injured after the accident as well. The accident and their death were confirmed by local media.
Two Actors of the Netflix series ‘The Chosen One’ die in a Car Crash
The local media reported the crash occurred on Thursday. Eyewitnesses said that the van ran off the road in a desert area. It flipped soon after. This death came as a big blow to the show and its fans. It is being reported that the crew had apparently been working in the nearby Santa Rosalia area at the time. Netflix describes “The Chosen One” as a story about: “A 12-year-old boy who learns he’s the returned Jesus Christ, destined to save humankind. Based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross.”
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The series was based on Mark Millar’s American Jesus Comic-book storyline, a part of Netflix’s expanding Millarworld.
Not the First Time Mark Millar and Netflix have come together
Mark Millar is a well-known comic book producer. And back in August 2017, Netflix acquired the majority of properties published under the ‘Millarworld‘ banner. And since the initial deal was signed, there has been a lot of movement on projects. Mark Millar marked his Netflix debut with ‘Jupiter’s Legacy‘, a show which focuses on a superhero world and how superheroes deal with enemies and most importantly, the world’s aspirations. The Millarworld also consists of Super Crooks, an anime that comes from the same studio as Full Metal Alchemist. There are other works in the pipeline as well, ranging from animated works like Prodigy and Super Crooks.
Outside of Netflix, Mark Millar is also known for the famous spy series The Kingsman and Kick-ass. It is reported that a Kingsman series is in the works.
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Fans Can’t Believe it, question safety arrangements
People have been left aghast by the news of the actors’ deaths. Questions are also being raised about the security arrangements made to ensure the crew members’ safety.
Two actors from Netflix's 'The Chosen One' killed after van flipped after running off road in Mexico. Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar died.
— Fans of Theresa Longo (@BarkJack_) June 18, 2022
This is terrible. 😔 May they Rest In Peace!
— G (@regalccambridge) June 18, 2022
Oh my word, so sorry and sincere condolences to their families. Tragic 😥
— 🍅Lucie 🏴👑🇬🇧❤👑👸 (@lucie814) June 18, 2022
Raymundo Garduo Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar passed away, according to the Baja California .
— 😐 (@metoogirls) June 18, 2022
According to casting calls, the series is being taped by an independent production company. The situation needs to be resolved and someone must answer the fans’ questions – Whether this was a case of sheer accident or a result of laxity?
We extend our support to the deceased’s close ones and families.