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Messiah on Netflix

This is supposed to start on Dec. 12, 2019


'Messiah’: Netflix Orders Religious Drama Series From Mark Burnett & Roma Downey


Netflix has made it official. The Internet entertainment service has ordered Messiah, a present-day Jesus drama series from writer Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Deadline previously reported the series was in the works. In addition, Sense 8 and V for Vendetta helmer James McTeigue has signed on as a director and executive producer. Netflix is slated to premiere the series worldwide in 2019.


Created by Petroni who also wrote the first episode, the 10-episode Messiah explores the lines among religion, faith and politics. It chronicles the modern world’s reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers around him claiming he is the Messiah. Is he sent from God or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order? The story unfolds from multiple points of view, including a young CIA agent, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter, a Palestinian refugee and the media, among others.


Petroni is executive producing with Andrew Deane of Industry Entertainment as well as Burnett and Downey through Burnett and Downey’s LightWorkers Media, a division of MGM. Petroni previously co-created and executive produced and Deane co-produced ABC’s 2003 drama series Miracles, which investigated modern miracles for the Catholic Church.
“Messiah promises to be a fascinating series for viewers of every faith, and a thrilling drama filled with multi-layered characters set on a global stage,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix.


Said Petroni, “Messiah will have every viewer asking the question ‘is he or isn’t he?’ How you answer that question may reveal more about you than it does about the show. Messiah challenges us to examine what we believe and why.”


“Messiah is a series that will have the audience asking big questions. What if someone showed up in 2018 amid strange occurrences and was thought to be the Messiah? What would society do? How would the media cover him? Would millions simply quit work? Could government’s collapse?” said Downey and Burnett. “It’s a series that could change everything.”


https://deadline.com/2017/11/messiah...ct-1202208898/


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Beau Bridges and Philip Baker Hall are set to recur on Messiah, the upcoming drama series from executive producers Michael Petroni, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, James McTeigue and Andrew Deane.


https://deadline.com/2018/06/messiah...es-1202417110/

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I read all this and wasn't sure what the show was actually about. The description above is pretty unclear if it's about a modern day messiah figure appearing and all the above characters analyzing it or if it is about those same figures analyzing the historical figure the messiah. In any event, the 2 sentence description on netflix page clarified it much better:

A CIA officer investigates a charismatic figure whose followers believe that he can perform miracles. Is he a divine entity or a dangerous con artist?

Sounds like a modern day figure appears performing miracles and the series will follow him and those investigating his legitimacy.

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I read all this and wasn't sure what the show was actually about. The description above is pretty unclear if it's about a modern day messiah figure appearing and all the above characters analyzing it or if it is about those same figures analyzing the historical figure the messiah. In any event, the 2 sentence description on netflix page clarified it much better:

A CIA officer investigates a charismatic figure whose followers believe that he can perform miracles. Is he a divine entity or a dangerous con artist?

Sounds like a modern day figure appears performing miracles and the series will follow him and those investigating his legitimacy.
This article contains a part that is clearer:


Created by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief), Messiah is described as a 21st Century political thriller that chronicles the world’s reaction to a man, Al-Masih (Dehbi), who emerges from the Middle East claiming he is sent from God and creates a groundswell of followers. Is he what they say he is or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order, causing civil havoc as he beguiles the world’s media and its audience? At its core, Messiah is a series that challenges us to examine what we believe and who we are.


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