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[01/29/18 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 29
Updates include: FOX greenlights two more pilots; Ernie Hudson cast in NBC's "Bad Boys" spin-off; and "The Four's" Charlie Walk faces sexual harassment allegations.

[11/16/17 - 10:22 AM]
Netflix Announces New Series "Messiah," From Creator Michael Petroni and Executive Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey
Netflix will bring the epic suspenseful drama exploring the lines among religion, faith and politics to its members around the globe in 2019.

[03/23/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 23
Updates include: Cinemax formally cancels "The Knick"; FOX shifts "Lucifer" episode order; and Amazon preps a trio of comedy pilots.







MESSIAH (NETFLIX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/23/17 - 1/29/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, November 2017) Netflix, the world's leading Internet entertainment service, will bring Messiah, an epic suspenseful drama exploring the lines among religion, faith and politics, to its members around the globe in 2019. Messiah will chronicle 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 ten 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, among others.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· John Ortiz as Felix
· Mehdi Dehbi as Al Massih
· Tomer Sisley as Avrim Dahan
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Deane as EP
· James McTeigue as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Burnett as EP
· Michael Petroni as CRTR/EP
· Roma Downey as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· MGM Television