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Netflix to Release Show about Modern-Day Jesus, Produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Nov 21
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Netflix has announced that they will be releasing a new series called Messiah, which is based on the life of a modern-day Jesus.

According to, the series is being produced by Christian producer couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who also produced the popular miniseries The Bible. describes the plot of the new series: “It chronicles 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? 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.”

The series creator, Michael Petroni, added, “Messiah is a series that will have the audience asking big questions. What if someone showed up in 2018 amid strange occurrences and was thought to be the Messiah? What would society do? How would the media cover him? Would millions simply quit work? Could government’s collapse?” said Downey and Burnett. “It’s a series that could change everything.”

The series is set to release sometime in 2019.


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Publication date: November 21, 2017