I’ve always loved Michelle Monaghan, so I’m ecstatic to learn that she’ll be headlining her own Netflix series next year. Here’s the premise behind Messiah:
A 21st Century political thriller that chronicles the world’s reaction to a man, Al-Masih, who emerges from the Middle East claiming he is sent from God and creates a groundswell of followers. Is he what they say he is or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order, causing civil havoc as he beguiles the world’s media and its audience? Monaghan will play Eva Geller, a highly specialized US intelligence officer who pits her wits and years of experience against Al-Masih – an incendiary religious-political figure emerging out of Syria whose influence is growing.