Two actors starring in a new Netflix series have died in a tragic road accident in Mexico. Six other people are also injured.
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The drama took place on Thursday, June 16, on a road in the Baja California Sur peninsula. A van carrying part of the film crew and actors from a new series for Netflix went off the road in this desert region of western Mexico, more precisely around the town of Mulegé. As reported Deadline, the vehicle overturned during the accident. Two people lost their lives and six others were injured. The two victims are actors who played in this fiction titled The Chosen One. Their identity has been confirmed by the Secretariat of Culture of the State of Baja California: they are two actors known in the region, Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar, aka Paco Mufote. Among the six people injured are actors and members of the film crew and cast, says for his part. Deadline. The van was transporting the band from Santa Rosalía, where the series was filmed, to the nearby local airport on Thursday, June 16. Raymundo Garduño Cruz had also posted a very happy snapshot on Instagram alongside some of his colleagues in Santa Rosalía. Raymundo Garduño Cruz is visible, smiling, in the foreground of the image on the right, wearing a checked shirt.
Following this fatal accident, production was quickly suspended by Redrum, the company directing the filming. The American professional union, Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is said to be investigating the circumstances of the tragedy with local production, reports Deadline: “SAG-AFTRA has been in contact with Netflix and the Mexican Actors Union ANDA regarding this incident” , said the SAG-AFTRA spokesperson. And to specify: “Safety on set is always our top priority. We will continue to take all necessary steps to ensure our members and others are safe in their workplaces.”
A promising series
According to deadline, series The Chosen Onetells the story of a 12-year-old boy who learns that he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, and that he is on a mission to save humanity. This story is based on the comics by Mark Millar and Peter Gross, titled American Jesus . Filming began last April. It was led by brothers and showrunners Everardo and Leopoldo Gout. Everardo Gout is notably the director of the horror film American Nightmare 5: Without Limitsor even of Luke Cage. Leopoldo Gout is also known for producing the film The big gamewith Jessica Chastain, or even the first two seasons of the series Instinct.
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