Netflix viewers call for season two of Messiah after being left hanging
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Viewers are calling for a second season of a series they felt was ’so good’, having been ‘left hanging’ for more than two years.
The high-octane show, which stars Michelle Monaghan as CIA officer Eva Geller, has been dubbed a ‘provocative and suspenseful thriller that explores the power of influence and belief in the social media age’.
It follows Monaghan's character Geller, who uncovers information about a man, played by Mehdi Dehbi, gaining international attention through acts of public disruption.
Growing suspicious, she begins an investigation into his origins. As he continues to cultivate followers who allege he's performing miracles, the global media become increasingly beguiled by this charismatic figure.
Soon realising that time isn't on her side, Geller has a need to unravel the mystery of whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world's geopolitical order.
As the story unfolds, multiple perspectives are interwoven including that of an Israeli intelligence officer, a Texas preacher, his daughter, a Palestinian refugee, and the journalist who covers the story.
A synopsis from Netflix says: “A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. A fictional story not based on true events.”
Created by Michael Petroni and directed by V for Vendetta filmmaker James McTeigue and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Kate Woods, the series also stars Tomer Sisley, John Ortiz, Sayyid El Alami, Jane Adams, Melinda Page Hamilton, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi, Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.
After just one series, fans have been 'left hanging' after the show was cancelled, with many calling for a second instalment.
Posting in the Netflix Bangers Facebook group, one said: "Netflix I need a 2nd season of Messiah! You can’t leave me hanging like this you just can’t!"
Someone else commented: "I know, it was so good and then nothing lol."
A third wrote: "I wish it could’ve made it to another season…"
Another added: "Soo goooddd omg and I’m p**sed it got cancelled."
One fan said they had 'really enjoyed it', writing: "They should have made a second series."
What's more, it is reported that the show's cancellation had nothing to do with viewing figures, as is often the case.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix 'didn't feel confident about producing another season of the show, which features an international cast and filmed in several countries, given the current state of the world'.