"The Messengers" is a new TV series that will premiere on April 17. "The Messengers" stars Shantel VanSanten ("Gang Related," "One Tree Hill"), Jon Fletcher (City of Dreams"), Sofia Black-D'Elia ("Betrayal," "Gossip Girl"), JD Pardo ("Revolution"), Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Diogo Morgado, who coincidentally plays Jesus Christ in the "Son of God" film and in the history channel series "The Bible." Morgado will be playing The Man, or Satan, in the series.
The new TV show revolves around the story of the lives of five strangers who were once dead but come back to life with "special angelic powers" and band together to fight against the devil as he sets out to destroy mankind. Judging from the latest trailer, the fictional series is loosely based on the Bible and End Times prophecy, and purports the unbiblical notion that Christians can turn into angels after they die.
"The Messengers" is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment, in association with Thunder Road Pictures with executive producers Trey Callaway ("CSI: NY"), Basil Iwanyk ("The Expendables" film franchise, Clash of the Titans film franchise).
"The Messengers" premieres on the CW at 9 p.m. Friday, April 17.