Netflix has dropped the first trailer for a captivating new series called Messiah. The story is about a CIA officer who is examining a charismatic Christ-like figure who has a huge following of people that believe he can do miracles. The question is, is this person really a divine being, the second coming of Jesus Christ, or is he a serious threat and a con artist?
A series that examines what would happen if a man in our day and age said to be the son of God and inspired a ton of people from around the world to follow him is an exciting concept. The series is defined as a “suspenseful thriller that explores the power of influence and belief in the social media age.”
Michelle Monaghan stars in the new upcoming series as CIA officer Eva Geller, and in the story, she “uncovers information about a man (Mehdi Dehbi) gaining international attention through acts of public disruption, she begins an investigation into his origins. As he continues to cultivate followers who allege he’s performing miracles, the global media become increasingly beguiled by this charismatic figure. Geller must race to unravel the mystery of whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order. As the story unfolds, multiple perspectives are interwoven including that of an Israeli intelligence officer (Tomer Sisley), a Texas preacher (John Ortiz) and his daughter (Stefania LaVie Owen), a Palestinian refugee (Sayyid El Alami) and the journalist (Jane Adams) who covers the story.”
Messiah was made by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) and directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and Kate Woods (Rectify). It also stars Melinda Page Hamilton, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi, Dermot Mulroney, and Beau Bridges.
Messiah season one will stream on Netflix on January 1, 2020.