Michelle Monaghan has scored a lead role in the upcoming ten-episode Netflix series “Messiah,” her first regular role since Hulu’s recently cancelled “The Path”.
The story chronicles the world’s reaction to a man (Mehdi Dehbi) who emerges from the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers who claim he is sent from God. Others question if he’s a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order.
The series is told from multiple viewpoints, including a tenacious US Intelligence agent (Monaghan), a Palestinian refugee, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, and a Latino preacher and his daughter.
Michael Petroni penned the series and will executive produce with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Andrew Deane, and James McTeigue. McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”) is also set to direct.