‘Messiah’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Messiah – Copyright. Lightworkers Media

One of the first new Originals arriving in 2020, is the religious-based thriller series, Messiah. A series we expect to grab the attention of many subscribers, Messiah is one of the titles we can’t wait for in 2020. We have everything you need to know about Messiah, including the Netflix release date, plot, cast, and trailer.

Messiah is an upcoming Netflix Original thriller series created by Michael Petroni and produced by Lightworkers Media. The Original is one of the most intriguing shows to debut on Netflix in 2020, and it has more than piqued our interest.

When is the Netflix release date for Messiah season 1?

The first season of Messiah is scheduled to arrive on January 1st, 2020.

Will Messiah be available to stream in my region?

Messiah has been confirmed to be available in all regions around the world.

What is the plot of Messiah?

In the middle-east, a man claiming to be the Messiah is amassing a sudden surge of supporters by acts of public disruption. Sent to investigate the ‘Messiah’ is CIA officer, Eva Geller, who goes undercover to determine if the man claiming to be the Messiah as a divine entity or a talented con artist.

The story unfolds from the points of view of multiple narrators, including Eva Geller the CIA officer, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Palestinian refugee, and finally, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter.

Mehdi Dehbi as All-Massih – Copyright. Lightworkers Media

What is a Messiah?

In Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), a messiah is seen as a savior or liberator of a group of people. There have been many individuals that have claimed to be messiahs, not to mention some of the most famous figures in religion have been messiahs.

Some examples of ‘messiahs’ throughout history are:

  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Simon Magus
  • Muhammad Jaunpuri

*Potential Spoiler for Messiah*

Like Christianity, the religion of Islam also has its own version of the Anti-Christ, the Dajjal. Known as the ‘false messiah’ and ‘the deceiver’, the Dajjal will appear in the East and claim to be Jesus Christ. Through the use of trickery and his dark followers, the Dajjal would be able to perform great miracles such as; raising the dead, healing the sick, and allowing vegetation and livestock to prosper. There are a great many further signs that would supposedly indicate that the false Messiah is upon us.

Finally, it is prophesied that the real Jesus would return to defeat the Dajjal and restore peace to the world.

Depictions of the Dejjal

Who are the cast members of Messiah?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in the first season of Messiah:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Al-Massih Mehdi Dehbi A Most Wanted Man | The Other Son | L’infiltre
Aviram Dahan Tomer Sisley The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch | We’re the Millers | Sleepless Night
Eva Geller Michelle Monaghan Kiss Kiss Bang Bang | Pixels | Gone Baby Gone
Felix John Ortiz Silver Linings Playbook | American Gangster | Fast & Furious
Anna Iguero Melinda Page Hamilton Sleeping Dogs | God Bless America | Desperate Housewives
Rebecca Iguero Stefania LaVie Owen Krampus | The Lovely Bones | Coming Through the Rye
Miriam Keneally Jane Adams Happiness | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Poltergeist
Jibril Medina Sayyid El Alami Zombi Child | Pas si loin | Mr. Know-It-All
Samir Fares Landoulsi Narcissus | Omerta | What the Day Owes the Night
Will Mathers Wil Traval All Saints | Arrow | Jessica Jones

When and where did production take place for Messiah?

Filming for Messiah took place between June 2018 and March 2019.

Various locations throughout New Mexico were used for filming Messiah:

  • Albuquerque
  • Mountainair
  • Estancia
  • Belen
  • Santa Fe
  • Clines Corners

A Texan family surviving disaster… – Copyright. Lightworkers Media

What is the episode count of Messiah?

It has been confirmed that Messiah will release with ten episodes in total.

All ten episodes will be available to stream upon release.

Episode run times?

The run times of each episode can be expected to be around 40 to 50 minutes.

Will Messiah be available to stream in 4K?

Definitely. All fully-fledged Netflix Originals are required to be filmed so that it can be streamed in 4K.

Al-Massih and some of his followers – Copyright. Lightworkers Media

Has Netflix dropped the trailer for Messiah?

Netflix released the trailer for Messiah at the start of December 2019.

Can we expect to see a second season?

Renewal is entirely reliant upon the performance of Messiah with the Netflix subscribers.

It could take months for Netflix to decide the future of the series, but if Messiah gets off to a fantastic start on the streaming service we could expect to see news of renewal even sooner.

If you find yourself loving Messiah, make sure to tell all your friends and family to watch the series, because every view counts.

Will you be watching the first season of Messiah? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.