Netflix After Just One Season Canceled the Provocative Series
The series first released in January 2020 and evidently, became quite popular amongst streamers. The Netflix series has released only one season so far, consisting of ten episodes.
The series was well-received by the audience, which, in turn, only heightened their expectations of further seasons. However, following the release of season 1, rumors were that Netflix would possibly drop the show.
This took fans by surprise, given that the show has brought in large numbers of viewers from across the world. However, it was later confirmed by Netflix that the show would be discontinued due to its religious tonality. What exactly went wrong? Find out below.
The Show Was Declared Provocative Of Communal Unrest By The Royal Film Commission Of Jordan
Created by Michael Petroni and produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downy, the series involves a mysterious man named Al-Masih. He has been gathering followers across countries and thereby attracting international attention.
He labels himself as the “man of God” who has returned for redemption and has miraculous powers. When a CIA agent sees a potential religious rebellion brewing, she decides to investigate whether Al-Masih is, in reality, a man of god or merely a con artist.
The show then sparked some controversy, especially with using the name ‘Al-Masih,’ which led to an online petition on change.org demanding that the show be boycotted. Thereby, the Film Commission of Jordan released a statement saying that it is best for the show not to be featured in a predominantly Muslim country.
Messiah is a show which demands that the filming be carried out in different locations across the country. However, with the Coronavirus crisis at its peak, it does not seem plausible at the moment.
Actor Will Travel posted on Instagram, confirming the news of the show’s cancelation:
“It’s an unfortunate day today. I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of #messiah I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. I wish things were different.”
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It’s a very sad day today. I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of #messiah I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. We loved our Netflix home. I wish things were different. #noseasontwo #messiahnetflix #cancelled #devestated #netflix #wewillmussyou