Messiah is an American thriller web television series created by Michael Petroni. The first season consists of ten episodes,  which were released on Netflix on January 1, On March 26, , Netflix cancelled the series after one season. The series focuses on the modern world's reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East, whose followers claim him to be the eschatological return of 'Isa pseudo Jesus. His sudden appearance and apparent miracles spark a growing international following, casting doubts around who he really is, a case investigated by a CIA officer. On November 17, , it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. In May , it was announced that Michelle Monaghan had been cast in a starring role. On December 3, , the official trailer for the series was released by Netflix. The website's critical consensus states, "A promising premise and superb ensemble can't save Messiah from its own bland storytelling. The trailer received negative reception from some Muslim audiences.
While Netflix continues to keep the ball rolling on a number of its shows — Sex Education season three has been greenlit, Stranger Things season four was in production before the global situation ground it to a halt, and The Crown is getting a fourth and final chapter, granting it permission to end on its own terms — others bite the dust early, with multiple threads left hanging — a hammer blow for fans who have followed those stories from the very beginning. From The OA to Santa Clarita Diet , there have been a number of Netflix casualties over the years, and we expect plenty more in future. One of the latest series banished to the TV graveyard was Messiah, a thriller about a CIA officer's investigation into a mysterious man who is believed to be the Second Coming of Christ by his followers. The show's first season hit the streaming platform on New Year's Day, but it was announced at the end of March that season two would not be going ahead. Actor Wil Traval, who plays Will Mathers in the drama, shared the news on his Instagram page: "It's a very sad day today. I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of messiah. I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love.
Eva scrambles to thwart a plan designed to silence al-Masih, while breaking news causes dismay among his followers. Jibril has a striking vision in the desert. Eva finally gets hard intel on al-Masih, whose devotees form a convoy to follow him out of Texas.