Kirsten Howard Nov 17, 2017
, Messiah will chronicle the world's reaction to a man thousands call "the Messiah" emerging from the Middle East...
The Word of God is good. It is also very lucrative. Ever since the days of silent films, the Bible has been big business in Hollywood. And as we travel ever further into 'peak television’s' new era of streaming, that one constant remains. However, the officially greenlit series Messiah, at least on its premise, promises to be a challenging new take on faith-based content.
First announced as in-development last spring, Netflix
officially ordered a 10-episode series of Messiah yesterday, which is likely to be a controversial and highly publicised series when it eventually drops. Created by Michael Petroni
, who has developed the project with producers Mark Burnett
and Roma Downey
, the series looks to provocatively consider the emergence (or reemergence?) of a figure claiming