Netflix recently shared the trailer of its upcoming web series titled Messiah, which will debut on January 1, 2020.
The series is created by the Book Thief famed Michael Petroni, starring Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible — Fallout) as a CIA agent investigating the curious case of a mysterious man who claims to be the Messiah, and has the “miracles” to back it up, played by Mehdi Dehbi (London Has Fallen).
However, the unveiled trailer ignites a new discussion on Pakistani social media. Twitteratis claim that the main character of Netflix’s series is based on the ‘Antichrist’, or Dajjal.
Here is how Twitter reacts to Netflix’s Messiah:
Messiah (al masih) is only for prophet jesus and dajjal. So whatever this series is about. Dont believe it. Believe what the Prophet Muhammad told us. He left us two things, if we follow them, we will never go astray: it is the Book of God (Holy Quran) and the sunna.#Dajjal https://t.co/lnzc3k7kEI
— Asad (@iemmasad) December 4, 2019
#Dajjal is a Fitnah. May Allah Almighty save us all from this Fitnah. Kindly spend 5 mins and read surah kahaf to avoid this. Ya Allah please save us from the fitnah of dajjal. It’s good to see the way muslims are tweeting and guiding all of us that read Surah Kahaf. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2Sx9vdpIO2
— Imran Niazi (@Niazi_149) December 4, 2019
So basically the upcoming Netflix series “Messiah” has already failed since Netflix spoiled the whole plot by blocking people who called him Dajjal / Antichrist or those who said “ He’ll probably lose one eye at the end” & acknowledging the spoilers by removing them lmao
— Liv gud (@Liv44gud) December 4, 2019
The coming of #Dajjal is one of the greatest Fitnah of all times. Learn and recite the first ten verses of Suratul Kahf. Seek Allah's protection in prayers after Tahiyyah before tasleem everyday. Seek Islamic history of Dajjal and don't just rely on Netflix. May Allah protect us
— Muhammad Abdullahi (@Muhdabdullahi01) December 4, 2019
Netflix releasing series about #Dajjal
When this is so obvious with the point of Islam that Dajjal will come on predecided time which no one knows except Allah.
And as a Muslim we should stick on our Faith.
Why everyone is getting scared just bcz of series?
— SHEIKHNI 🇵🇰💚 (@oyesheikhni) December 4, 2019
— امداد (@imdadawan) December 4, 2019
According to the series official synopsis:
When CIA officer Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan) uncovers information about a man (Mehdi Dehbi) gaining international attention through acts of public disruption, 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. Geller must race 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 (Tomer Sisley), a Texas preacher (John Ortiz) and his daughter (Stefania LaVie Owen), a Palestinian refugee (Sayyid El Alami) and the journalist (Jane Adams) who covers the story. The series also stars Melinda Page Hamilton, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi, Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.
Created by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief), directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and Kate Woods (Rectify), and executive produced by Petroni, McTeigue, Andrew Deane (The Double), Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (The Bible Series, Ben Hur), the Netflix original series MESSIAH is a provocative and suspenseful thriller that explores the power of influence and belief in the social media age.