There are a bunch of Mark Millar comic book projects that Netflix is turning into a series or feature films after the deal they made to acquire a bunch of Millarworld rights along with future comic books as well. American Jesus is of the Millarworld series Netflix will be adapted by Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout, who will act as co-showrunners with Everardo expected to direct episodes.
Multilingual (Spanish/English) series American Jesus follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making? Everardo Gout (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sacred Lies, Mars, Banshee, Aqui En La Tierra) and Leopoldo Gout (Molly’s Game, Instinct) will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on the series. Everardo Gout will also direct.
We’ve learned some early production details about the Spanish/English language comic book series. HN Entertainment has learned that Netflix is eyeing a fall shoot on the comic book series in various locations in Mexico.
Once we get specific locations and dates we’ll update.
It’ll be interesting to see how these Millarworld projects pan-out as the streaming service seems to be severing ties with Marvel Television, after canceling a bulk of their Marvel shows. Also, how much money they’ll end up adding the budgets.
Considering it’s late 2019 shoot, we suspect American Jesus won’t be on Netflix until next year.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT