‘Messiah’ Trailer: Netflix Series Has Michelle Monaghan Investigating a Con Artist… or the Second Coming


Now this looks intriguing.

Netflix has released the official trailer for upcoming thriller series Messiah, starring Michelle Monaghan as a CIA officer assigned to quite the case. A mysterious man (Mehdi Dehbi) claims to be a divine entity and has been gaining worldwide attention and a large following with what really appear to be miracles. Is he really what he says he is? Or is he pulling off a giant con with a deadly agenda in mind?

The Book Thief and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader screenwriter Michael Petroni is behind the series, which looks to offer up a bingeable story with twists galore. Fingers crossed it’s a good one.

Messiah, also starring John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley, Dermot Mulroney, Stefania LaVie Owen and Sayyid El Alami, among others, will arrive on Netflix on New Year’s Day.

Official synopsis for Messiah:

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.


Created by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief), directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and Kate Woods (Rectify), and executive produced by Petroni, McTeigue, Andrew Deane (The Double), Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (The Bible Series, Ben Hur), the Netflix original series MESSIAH is a provocative and suspenseful thriller that explores the power of influence and belief in the social media age.