Two actors of the Netflix show “Chosen” died after the accident on Thursday in Southern Baja California, Mexico, which injured six other actors and team members, Netflix said.
The accident happened in transit from Santa Rosalia to the local airport, according to Netflix. The accident was not filmed, the company said, adding that the injured – two members of the cast and four crew members – were in stable condition.
The company did not provide details about what happened, but the Associated Press reported that the actors and members of the team were in a van that crashed.
Redrum, the production company behind the show, has temporarily stopped production, Netflix said. Redrum representatives could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
“The Chosen One,” according to Netflick’s description, is about a 12-year-old boy who learns that Jesus Christ has been returned, destined to save humanity. The show is based on a series of comics by Mark Millar and Peter Gross. Netflix posted on Twitter in April, the shooting began in Mexico.
In a statement on Facebook on Friday, the government of Baja California confirmed that the two killed actors were Raymond Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar.
“Our condolences to their family, friends and the Baja California art community,” the government said.
SAG-AFTRA, a union representing film, television and radio workers, said in a statement that it had been in contact with Netflix in connection with the accident, as well as with the Association Nacional de Actores, which represents actors in Mexico.
“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 steps to ensure that our members and others are safe in their workplace. ”
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