Netflix is set to deliver to its global subscriber base a drama about religion, faith and politics executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Messiah will premiere on the platform in 2019. The ten-parter chronicles how the world reacts to a man claiming to be the Messiah. It was created by Michael Petroni, who will also executive produce and pens the first episode.
“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, VP of original content for Netflix.
Petroni noted, “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,” said Downey and Burnett. “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 governments collapse? It’s a series that could change everything.”