Two actors from the Netflix series “The Chosen One” were killed in a horrific auto accident on Thursday, according to Deadline.
Actors Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar – known professionally as “Paco Mufote” – are dead because of a fatal vehicle accident while they were filming “The Chosen One” in Mexico. There were also six other crew members who were injured because of the tragic crash. The wounded crew are reportedly in stable condition.
The accident occurred when a van the crew members were riding in crashed and flipped after the vehicle veered off a desert road near the city of Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula. The crew was allegedly en route to the local airport after filming in the nearby city of Santa Rosalia.
The Baja California Department of Culture confirmed the accident on Friday, but did not identify the victims.
Redrum – the company running the filming of the series – reportedly suspended the production of “The Chosen One” following the deaths of the Netflix actors.
Liliana Conlisk Gallegos – a friend of Aguilar – told The Daily Beast, “Paco touched the hearts of everyone he ever met, he was a great actor with a strong trajectory. He loved acting and playing music more than anything in the world and he dedicated himself to it, many times suffering economic hardship. He sacrificed for his love of acting.”
Gallegos said she was filled with “rage” that there are rumors that the production of the TV show may have had “abuse and exploitation.” She demanded an investigation into the deaths.
Netflix has not yet commented on the accident.
The series is based on the comic book series titled “American Jesus” by Mark Millar and Peter Gross.
“The Chosen One” synopsis: “A 12-year-old boy who learns he’s the returned Jesus Christ, destined to save humankind.”
Variety reported that filming on the series began in April 2022.