Comic book storyteller Mark Millar brings another comic book adaptation to streaming with The Chosen One hitting Netflix on August 16, 2023.
Jodie, a twelve-year-old boy in Baja California, suddenly discovers he has Jesus-like powers: he can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! As the Evangelical and the Yaquí leaders in town try to get him to use his powers to save mankind, all Jodie wants to do is impress the girl he likes and stand up to his bullies. As Jodie struggles and eventually comes to terms with his destiny, everything gets thrown for a loop when he realizes he discovers the truth around his identity.
The series is based on the comic book American Jesus, published at Image Comics, by Mark Millar and Peter Gross, and follows a boy who discovers he has the abilities of Jesus Christ, and is destined to confront the Antichrist. Unlike the source material, the show takes place in Mexico rather than the United States.
Everado Gout and Leopoldo Gout serve as showrunners, while Stacy Perskie, Stephanie “Tuty” Correa, Everardo and Leopoldo Gout, and Jorge Dorantes serve as executive producers.
The Chosen One stars Bobby Luhnow as Jodie, Dianna Agron as Sarah, Lilith Amelie Siordia Mejia as Magda, Juan Fernando González Anguamea as Tuka, Jorge Javier Arballo Osornio as Hipólito, Alberto Pérez-Jácome Kenna as Wagner, Patricio Serna Meza, Carlos Bardem, Alfonso Dosal, Sofía Sisniega, Eileen Yáñez, and Tenoch Huerta.
The Chosen One debuts on August 16, 2023 on Netflix.