Netflix bosses have released a statement after the deaths of two stars of The Chosen One.
Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar, who both star in the streaming service series, were killed when a van crashed and flipped during transit from Santa Rosalía to the local airport.
Four members of crew and two other stars were also injured in the incident, but are in stable conditions.
Following the tragedy, a spokesperson for the platform has expressed their condolences in a new statement.
‘We are deeply saddened by the tragic accident that took the lives of Ray Garduño and Juan Francisco González,’ it read, via Variety. ‘Our thoughts are with their loved ones and with those injured during this unfortunate accident.’
Redrum, the production company behind the program, added: ‘All of us on the production of The Chosen One are shocked by the tragic accident occurred last Thursday, while on transit from Santa Rosalía, Baja California, to the local airport.
‘We are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleagues Ray Garduño and Juan Francisco González and are closely supporting all those affected by this unspeakable tragedy.
‘Redrum has been cooperating with local authorities and initial reports and accounts from witnesses indicate that all safety protocols were in place and this was an unfortunate accident.’
Production on the series was suspended after the crash, with no updates on whether it will continue.
The Chosen One series tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who learns he’s the returned Jesus Christ, destined to save humankind.
It was initially announced in 2017 and production began in April of this year, but a release date is yet to be announced.
Netflix described the protagonist as a boy who can ‘turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead’.
There is already a series streaming on Netflix titled The Chosen One – which first aired in 2019 in has run for two seasons, and is not to be confused with the upcoming project.