Netflix’s ‘Messiah’ Trailer Asks: Is This a Con Artist or the Second Coming? (Video)

Series premieres Jan. 1

Last Updated: December 3, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

Netflix has released the trailer and first-look images for its upcoming thriller series “Messiah,” which opens up an interesting debate as to how today’s society would react to a potential Second Coming in the age of social media.

Out Jan. 1, “Messiah” stars Michelle Monaghan as CIA officer Eva Geller and Mehdi Dehbi as Al-Masih, a man who believes he is the son of God. In the trailer, which you can watch above, officer Geller is faced with the task of determining the man’s motives — is he genuine, or could he wreak havoc on a global scale?

Here’s Netflix’s official logline:

When CIA officer Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan) 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. The series also stars Melinda Page Hamilton, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi, Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.

“Messiah” is created by Michael Petroni (“The Book Thief”) and directed by James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”) and Kate Woods (“Rectify”).  Petroni, McTeigue, Andrew Deane (“The Double”), Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (The Bible Series, Ben Hur), and executive produce.

Below are some first-look images from “Messiah.”

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