The Chosen One Review 2023 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
American Jesus is a three-miniseries comic book series continued on and off by Mark Millar for nearly two decades. When Millar sold all of his creations – collected under the term Millarworld – to Netflix , various plots went into production, including the story of the born-again Messiah. The curious thing: This is a Mexican series , which is why the action was also relocated to Mexico.
Jodie is just a normal boy – at first. His mother once fled the US to Mexico with him and fears that those who are after her son could still track him down. Jodie then attracts attention when he survives a spectacular accident completely unscathed.
Then he succeeds in turning water into wine and making physical ailments disappear. In the small town one is sure: He is the born-again Messiah.
The series was supposed to be shot at the end of 2019, there was a delay, then Corona came and so the start of filming was postponed to 2022. The Chosen One is a fairly faithful adaptation of the comic , at least in its core moments. But the characters are different, as is the location, and that goes along with a somewhat different religiosity, since some people in the small town still adhere to the old religions.
Stylistically , the series is implemented in an interesting way. The flashbacks at the beginning of each episode are in ultra widescreen , the main story then in 4:3 . An unusual format for an unusual series. The images captured here are appealing. They often radiate something mysterious . They accentuate the story very well.
The first season , in which “Glee” star Dianna Agron plays Jodie’s mother and Tenoch Huerta , known as Namor from ” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ,” is a mysterious man who tracks Jodie, is based on the first miniseries of the Comics. If the show is successful enough and stays the course, there will be two more seasons .
“The Chosen One” may not be Mark Millar’s best story, but it’s delightful , and it has the Millar touch in that it also manages to surprise audiences. Because nothing is as it seems. You get a feeling for this in the penultimate episode, and in the last episode the series shows where the endgame will really lead: to the war of all wars , to Armageddon.
With six episodes, “The Chosen One” is a bit too long. Basically, the story could have been compressed into three episodes or one film length. So it all babbles a bit in the middle part and seems redundant when Jodie’s messianic skills are put to the test again and again. But the last minutes of the last episode of the season have it all!