Two performers from the upcoming program The Chosen One were killed in a vehicle collision near the set.
Six Netflix staff members were also hurt when a vehicle crashed and rolled near to the location.
The Baja California Department of Culture first verified the deaths of two people, Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar.
According to local media, the sad accident happened on a desert road near Mulegé on the Baja California Sur peninsula on Thursday, while the group was shooting in neighboring Santa Rosalia.
Netflix provided further facts about the horrible tragedy in a statement to Metro.co.uk: ‘We regret to inform you that two cast members died in an unfortunate accident while traveling from Santa Rosala to the local airport.
‘Two additional cast members and four crew members were hurt but are stable,’ the statement reads.
The production of The Chosen One began in April 2022. (Picture: Netflix)
They also said that investigations into the cause of the tragedy are underway, and that manufacturing was halted for a few days out of respect for the victims.
‘At this time, our thoughts are with them and their family,’ they wrote.
The Chosen One series follows a 12-year-old kid who discovers he is the resurrected Jesus Christ, destined to redeem humanity.
The streaming service billed the protagonist as a youngster who can ‘change water into wine, make the crippled walk, and maybe even revive the dead’ when it was announced in 2017.
A summary adds, “How will he cope with the destiny to lead the planet in a fight thousands of years in the making?”
An independent production firm is bringing the novels to life, with a release date yet to be revealed.
The series will be available on Netflix, although it is being created by an independent production firm (Picture: Reuters)
The Netflix series is based on the 2004 comic book series Chosen by Mark Millar and Peter Gross.
It was one of the first in a wave of Millarworld comic book titles, and it was later renamed American Jesus, with the follow-up series American Jesus: The New Messiah issued between 2019 and 2020.
There is already a Netflix series called The Chosen One, which debuted in 2019 and ran for two seasons.
The thriller, however, should not be mistaken with the planned production, which was revealed in 2017.
The Chosen One is co-showrun by Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout, with Gout directing.
Production kicked up in April 2022, with comic book artist Millar providing an update in May.
‘The development for American Jesus is progressing nicely in the skilled and competent hands of Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout,’ he stated.
‘I’m blown away by the creative options Netflix has given us, especially given that this series will combine Spanish and English language.’