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Netflix’s upcoming Messiah ignites a new discussion on social media about Dajjal

The hashtag #Dajjal trends top on Twitter.

Messiah-NetflixTwitteratis claim that the main character of the series is based on the ‘Antichrist’, or Dajjal
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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:

https://twitter.com/imdadawan/status/1202162568393101312

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.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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