Netflix has announced a new series they will be producing about a boy who discovers at the age of 12 that he is the reincarnated Jesus.
In a tale that is sure to be a theological mess, the series follows the 12-year-old “Jesus” as he has to lead the world “in a conflict thousands of years in the making,” The Wrap reported.
The entertainment streaming service bought out Scottish comic writer Mark Miller’s publishing company, Millarworld, last year. Miller, creator of “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman,” is the brain behind “American Jesus” and another new show, “Jupiter’s Legacy.”
While the company has not released details on much of the plot line for “American Jesus,” they did give a little synopsis, as reported by The Wrap:
“Multilingual (English/Spanish) series ‘American Jesus’ follows a 12-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’) and Leopoldo Gout (‘Molly’s Game,’ ‘Instinct’) will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on the series. Everardo Gout will also direct.”
Although the description is brief, there is no guessing that the series is already theologically inaccurate.
The main plot-line alone — the idea that Jesus was reincarnated — is problematic, as the Gospels detail that when Jesus left Earth, he ascended to Heaven, not as a spirit, but in His resurrected body.
When Christ does return, as the Bible details in Revelation, He will not come “reincarnated” as a new person, because he is already fully alive, body and soul. Ephesians 4:4 illustrates this point further: “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.”
So far there is no release date for the fim.