Messiah‘s first season was unfinished, but that didn’t mean that the production process was halted. The show features an international ensemble cast and is shot in various exotic locations. It would be difficult to back out of such a complex multi-location setting. Furthermore, the character of Al-Masih, the main villain in the series, has evoked negative reactions. He is modeled after a notorious figure in Islamic eschatology.
Messiah season two opens with the CIA agent Eva Geller traveling to Israel. She has heard that an Israeli agent, Aviram Dahan, is interrogating a Palestinian Syrian refugee named “Messiah” but has secretly erased the video. Eva is able to snoop on Aviram and find out details about him. She also gives him a tape of “Messiah’s” escape.
While the official reason for the cancellation has yet to be revealed, it appears that the coronavirus outbreak has sparked the cancellation of Messiah season 2. The production schedule is already stretched to two seasons because of the delay. Regardless of the cause, it’s safe to assume that Netflix didn’t feel confident enough to continue the show, which filmed in several countries.
Eva Geller’s role
Netflix has made a bold move with Messiah, a new series that follows CIA agent Eva Geller, who is assigned to investigate the mysterious man, Al-Masih. He claims to be the Second Coming of Christ and has a worldwide following. Geller’s mission is to find out whether he is a spiritual being or a con artist.
Geller is a CIA officer who works with the FBI. She’s an agent who pits her wits against the evil Al-Masih, a religious-political figure who has grown in power in Syria. Geller’s mission to uncover the truth about the man leads her to confront her own moral convictions.
Payam Golshiri’s role
The first season of Messiah introduced Payam Golshiri as the enigmatic ‘Masih’, who suddenly appears in a small Texas town during a tornado. A local pastor recognizes him from the news and he is arrested by a CIA officer. However, he is released after a hearing with a conservative judge. Nevertheless, many followers flock to Dilley to find him.
Despite his dramatic role, Golshiri’s character is flawed. He was previously hospitalized with a history of mental illness. He was diagnosed with a delusional disorder called Messiah Complex. This means that he believes he is the savior of humanity.
Messiah is a religious thriller that explores the lines between politics and religion. A CIA agent investigates a mysterious man, Al-Masih, who claims to be the son of God and is a dangerous cult leader. Eva Geller’s goal is to discover whether Al-Masih is a genuine divine entity or simply a delusional charlatan. Ultimately, Messiah poses more questions than answers.
Despite the show’s religious themes, the plot revolves around a mysterious figure who is closely related to the Antichrist. In Islamic eschatology, this figure is called the Antichrist, and his role in Messiah is to deceive humans. Although Netflix has not confirmed the existence of Messiah season two, fans have speculated that the character could be the Anti-Christ.
Jordan’s request to ban the show
Netflix is facing an uphill battle after the royal film commission of Jordan requested that the show not be shown in the country. The show, which will begin streaming globally on Jan. 1, is about a mysterious man known as Al-Masih, who has gained a huge following by disrupting public events. CIA agent Eva Geller is sent to investigate whether Al-Masih is the second coming of Christ, or merely a con artist. While the RFC is unlikely to take legal action against Netflix, it does intend to review their policy regarding filming in Jordan.
The Netflix website has responded to the controversy by stating that the show is a fictional work and does not promote any religion. The controversy revolves around the character’s name, which is similar to the name of an evil figure in Islamic eschatology. The character is also compared to the Antichrist and aims to cross the border between Israel and Palestine. The showrunner Michael Petroni has defended the show.