On June 16, two actors died during a car accident in Baja California Sur. The Ministry of Culture of that state announced that the deceased actors were Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar, “Paco Mufote”. Both belonged to the Netflix series The chosen one. Along with them were six other people, including other colleagues and members of the production who were injured. Unfortunately, it is not the first time that actors from Netflix or other companies have died during the performance of their work.
According to official information, the accident occurred during the journey to the local airport. The van they were traveling in crashed in a desert area, skidded off the road and overturned. The injured are reported to be in stable condition. The death of Garduño and “Paco Mufote” was instantaneous, when the doctors arrived at the scene to attend to the situation, they had already lost their lives.
Recently, “Paco Mufote” participated in Selena, series produced by the same platform. Garduño, worked as a cultural manager and had served as director in some plays.
Netflix did not reveal further details of the event. Even everything was revealed days after what happened. Unfortunately, the matter is surrounded by controversy. The writer Rick Zazueta has asked in his social networks to investigate the matter thoroughly. He assured that the platform has precarious conditions in the filming of its series and even several members of the productions have reported it.
Netflix is also accused of lousy logistics reported by the actors. There is talk of long working hours and drivers who rest less time than necessary. In addition, the transport units are said to be in terrible condition. These would have worn tires, bad brakes and useless seat belts.
Zazueta declared that “the production must be closed immediately”. He added that producer Stacy Perksie and director Everardo Gout (The purge – forever) should be formally processed.
The production of The chosen one has been suspended. There are no reports (so far) about whether it will resume or permanently cancel. The series is based on the comics by Mark Millar and Peter Gross. They tell the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers that he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, who has returned to Earth to save humanity.
Without a doubt, this is a fact that makes us wonder about the true conditions in which the productions that we see on the screen are filmed. Given these cases and the accusations mentioned, how much responsibility does Netflix have in what happened?
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