Two cast members of Netflix’s ‘The Chosen One’ killed in crash

Two cast members of Netflix’s ‘The Chosen One’ killed in crash

Two cast members of Netflix show ‘The Chosen One’ have died after an accident on Thursday in Baja California Sur, Mexico, which injured six other cast and crew members, Netflix said.

The accident happened while in transit from Santa Rosalía to the local airport, Netflix said. The accident was not on set, the company said, adding that those injured – two cast members and four crew members – were in stable condition.

The company didn’t provide details about what happened, but The Associated Press reported that the cast and crew members were in a van that crashed.

Redrum, the production company behind the show, has temporarily halted production, Netflix said. Representatives for Redrum could not immediately be reached for comment on Sunday.

“The Chosen One,” according to a Netflix description, is about a 12-year-old boy who learns he is the return of Jesus Christ, destined to save mankind. The show is based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross. Netflix said on Twitter in April that filming had started in Mexico.

In a statement posted on Facebook on Friday, the Baja California state government confirmed that the two actors killed were Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar.

“Our condolences to their family, friends and the arts community in Baja California,” the government said.

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing film, television and radio workers, said in a statement it had been in contact with Netflix, as well as the Asociación Nacional de Actores, which represents actors in Mexico, about the accident.

“We are investigating the circumstances with local production,” SAG-AFTRA said. “Safety on set is always our top priority. We will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our members and others in their workplaces.”

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