3. The Chosen One
The Chosen One is the latest Netflix adaptation of a lesser-known comic book. This show is based on American Jesus by Mark Millar and Peter Gross.
It follows a young boy named Jodie in Baja California Sur who survives a freak accident only to discover he now has Jesus-like abilities and is fated to one day confront the Antichrist. One day, Jodie can suddenly do things like walk on water, turn water into wine, and maybe even revive the dead. Unlike the comics, the series changes its main location from the US to Mexico.
The series premiered in mid-August with minimal Netflix promotion and little fanfare, but it still managed to break into the Netflix Top 10, which is no easy feat. And despite not generating a lot of buzz, The Chosen One debuted to decent reviews. It could become a sleeper hit for the streamer if good word of mouth helps to carry it forward. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Glee star Dianna Agron, who is low-key but has quite a loyal fanbase, also stars.
Cast: Bobby Luhnow, Dianna Agron, Lilith Amelie, Siordia Mejia, Juan Fernando González Anguamea, Jorge Javier Arballo Osornio, Alberto Pérez-Jácome Kenna, Patricio Serna Meza, Carlos Bardem, Alfonso Dosal, Sofia Sisniega, Eileen Yáñez, and Tenoch Huerta