Netflix has released the poster for The Chosen One, which is a new series adapting the American Jesus comic book from Mark Millar.
Miller was recently behind Jupiter’s Legacy at Netflix and also publishes new comics including the return of the legendary Frank Quitely on The Ambassadors #1 which gets released on Wednesday.
The Chosen One — based on the graphic novel American Jesus created by writer Mark Millar and artist Peter Gross — is coming soon pic.twitter.com/Inq2RPTy1Q— Netflix (@netflix) March 28, 2023
Obviously, you're all reading The Ambassadors #1 tomorrow by @frankquitely1 & I, but get American Jesus tonight by ordering our three delicious books if you haven't already. These took @PeterGrossArt and I NINETEEN YEARS, but it was worth it.https://t.co/2gZ4tigJNn pic.twitter.com/nRiAmxJadR— Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) March 28, 2023
What is The Chosen One about?
Mark Millar released the poster through his e-mail subscription and describes the series as a coming-of-age horror story, part Stand By Me, featuring a kid who likes Star Wars, video games and girls.
“THE CHOSEN ONE is an adaptation of the AMERICAN JESUS TRILOGY I created with artist and all around superstar Peter Gross. We started these three books NINETEEN YEARS AGO with Chosen and this will form the basis of the first season of the show. This show is directed by Everardo Gout from The Purge movie and produced and written by Everardo and his genius brother Leopoldo Gout. What they’ve done with this is just masterful. It looks like Roma or City of God, a six part series of absolute beauty and I’ve loved every second of this,” said Millar.
Millar continued, “The third and final book in the trilogy was just released a month or so back, nineteen years for a mere three slim volumes. One wag said I was lucky to get this finished before the REAL biblical Apocalypse arrived. It really did take a long time, but we’re so happy with it. The premise? A little kid finds out that the reason his mother disappeared with him and they’re hiding out in a small town is because he’s the returned Jesus Christ and they’re doing everything they can to stay alive so he can grow up and face the Antichrist in the City of Megiddo as per the biblical prophecy. It’s a horror story, but also a coming of age and has a Stand By Me vibe, a kid just like you or I who likes Star Wars, video games and girls in his class suddenly finding out he has this tremendous destiny. This is going to be an absolute beauty.”