Netflix to make show about a 12 year old who discovers he’s Jesus reincarnated. What could go wrong?
Netflix announced Tuesday its plans to roll out a series based on a 12-year-old boy who discovers he has reincarnated as Jesus Christ.
“He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead,” according to the network’s description of the show, which is based on a 2009 comic book series.
Mark Millar, the comic book creator of hits Kick-Ass and Kingsman, wrote the story that inspired the series as part of his Millarworld empire, which was purchased by Netflix in August 2017.
“These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting,” Millar said. “This really is the greatest creative environment I’ve ever worked in. I can’t wait to switch on my computer every morning.”
“American Jesus” will be run as a multilingual (Spanish/English) series and will explore how a modern-day Jesus deals with “the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making.”
The show’s IMDB page describes American Jesus as “an exploration of Christianity in every faction of American Life, from the bread line to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches of the ex-urbs.”
To the yoga studio? Wait, what?
You know, I’m starting to think Hollywood doesn’t really like Christians all that much. Next thing you know they’ll have James Gunn directing.