Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Religious Drama 'Messiah'

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Religious Drama 'Messiah'

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Series set to stream in 2019.

Mark Burnett, Roma Downey

Netflix has ordered Messiah straight-to-series and will stream the one-hour drama in 2019.

Messiah 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?

In 10 hour-long episodes, 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.

Michael Petroni created the series and brought the project to Netflix with Emmy-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM’s television group and digital president. …

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