The extended first look trailer for The Messengers, premiering on The CW on April 10, shows five strangers interconnected by a strange phenomenon. These five people are described as The Preacher, The Scientist, The Mother, The Son, and The Fugitive.
Executive producer Trey Callaway explained that The Messengers is not about religion, but rather about faith — specifically “faith in powers greater than anything you ever imagined.”
When a mysterious object plummets to Earth, the blinding explosion it causes sends out a shock wave that instantly connects five strangers who awaken after the pulse with extraordinary gifts they can barely believe. Most mysterious of all is a figure known only as The Man, who brings death and suffering wherever he appears. The wheels of Revelation have begun to turn, and these five newly christened Angels of the Apocalypse may be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.
Given its Friday night time slot, I don’t have high hopes for The Messengers, but the concept could turn out to be really good. What are these “five strangers” going to do after they get their powers? Become superheroes? That’s the question here.
Series regulars include Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Sofia Black-D’Elia (who I remember from MTV’s awful attempt at doing a Skins remake), Jon Fletcher, J.D. Pardo (Revolution), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Diogo Morgado (who played Jesus Christ in History Channel’s The Bible and is now playing “The Man”), and Craig Frank (Mixology). Battlestar Galactica‘s Jamie Bamber will have a recurring role.