The CW New Series ‘The Messengers’ Premiere Scoop: Is the Apocalyptic Drama About Religion?
The CW finally announced the premiere date of the new series “The Messengers.”
“The Messengers” is a show about the apocalypse that will premiere on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. Its slot is after the comeback of the comedy series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 8:30 p.m. and the upcoming series “Cedric’s Barber Battle” at 8:00 p.m.
The apocalyptic series focuses on the lives of five characters after an unknown object hit the planet that resulted into a shock wave. Because of the radiated energy, the characters gradually discover that they have superhuman abilities. They will be considered as Angels of the Apocalypse, the only hope to stop the Rapture. They will face the Man who carries suffering and death to every place he goes to.
Diogo Morgado from “Son of God” will play the role of the Man.
The series becomes controversial because it took certain elements from the Bible. However, according to Deadline, executive producer Trey Callaway denied that the series is all about religion. Callaway said that it is about having “faith in powers greater than” imagination. He stated that the series will just give viewers a surge of hope in a distressed world.
Another interesting remark from Callaway was that the writers’ room had Catholics, Buddhists, agnostics and atheists, making the series relatable for everyone.
“The world’s major religions has its own version of End of Days,” Callaway told Deadline.
“The Messengers” cast members include Shantel VanSanten from “One Tree Hill” and “Gang Related,” John Fletcher from “City of Dreams,” JD Pardo from “Revolution,” Sofia Black-D’Elia from “Gossip Girl” and “Betrayal,” Joel Courtney from “Super 8,” Craig Frank from “Mixology” and Anna Diop from “Everybody Hates Chris.”
In the announcement of “The Messengers” premiere date, The CW also announced that the new series “iZombie” will premiere on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. The series focuses on a female zombie who solves crimes by using the memories she gains from eating brains.
There you have it for the update on “The Messengers,” which will premiere on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on The CW. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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