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WATCH: Mark Millar’s American Jesus series, The Chosen One, gets a trailer

July 28th, 2023 by Marc Comments

American Jesus is the latest Millerworld comic book, after Jupiter’s Legacy and Super Crooks, to get a Netflix adaptation. First released in 2004 under the name of Chosen, the comic was written by Mark Millar with art by Peter Gross.

The new show is called The Chosen One (El Elegido). Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout are co-showrunners, with the former also directing.

WATCH: Trailer drops for El Elegido, the Netflix adaptation of Mark Miller’s American Jesus

Imagine for a moment… You’re 12 years old and one day you discover that you possess the same powers as Jesus Christ. Meet Jodie, a kid who finds himself in awe as he starts to develop incredible and divine abilities. The events and revelations that follow lead the young prodigy and his crew of friends to embark on a supernatural coming of age journey through the Baja region that could change their reality and everything the world believes. Will he rise to answer the divine call?

The series stars Tenoch Huerta (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Narcos: Mexico), Dianna Agron (Glee, The Family) with more cast to be announced.

The Chosen One hits Netflix on 16th August 2023.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….