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The Messengers
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Production Information
Created by Eoghan O'Donnell
Production company Thunder Road Pictures
Warner Bros. Television
CBS Television Studios
Filming location Albuquerque, New Mexico
Starring
Broadcast Information
Country of origin United States
Premiere April 10, 2015 [1]
Number of seasons 1
Number of episodes 9 aired


The Messengers is an American television series that aired during the 2014-2015 season on The CW. The series was officially picked up on May 8, 2014 and premiered on April 17, 2015.[2]

The series was cancelled on May 8, 2015 due to low ratings but all episodes are currently being aired.[3]

SummaryEdit

"And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit."

In the white-hot sun of the New Mexico desert, scientist Vera Buckley watches in fascination as a mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that briefly stops Vera’s heart and panics her techie coworker, Alan Harris.

Vera is not the only one affected by the blast; she is instantly and mysteriously connected to four other strangers, who also collapse only to miraculously come back to life: Erin Calder, a young mother desperate to protect her 7-year-old daughter from an abusive ex-husband; Peter Moore, a troubled high school student who finally lashes out to end the constant bullying he can no longer endure; Raul Garcia, a federal agent looking to escape his undercover assignment in a violent Mexican drug cartel; and Joshua Silburn, Jr., a charismatic second-generation televangelist following in his father’s footsteps – all awaken after the pulse with extraordinary gifts they can barely believe, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others. 

Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as "The Man," who offers Vera the one thing she wants most in life – to be reunited with her kidnapped son – if she will help him with one morally complicated task. That task puts Vera on a collision course with nurse Rose Arvale who, after a seemingly random act of violence left her in a coma for seven years, suddenly begins to stir. As Joshua, Jr. prophesied, 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, or causing it.

The series 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), Anna Diop (Everybody Hates Chris), Craig Frank (Mixology) and Diogo Morgado (Son of God, Sol de Inverno).

EpisodesEdit

Main article: Episode Guide
  1. "Awakening" (pilot)
  2. "Strange Magic"
  3. "Path to Paradise"
  4. "Drums of War"
  5. "Eye in the Sky"
  6. "Metamorphosis"
  7. "Deus Ex Machina"
  8. "A House Divided"
  9. "Death Becomes Her"
  10. "Why We Fight"
  11. "Harvest"
  12. "Spark of Hope"
  13. "Houston, We Have a Problem" (finale)

Cast & CharactersEdit

Main CharactersEdit

Recurring/Minor CharactersEdit

GalleryEdit

ImagesEdit

VideosEdit

Notes & TriviaEdit

  • The pilot episode is titled Awakening. [4]
  • Season 1 was filmed in New Mexico, with production taking place from August to December 2014 in Albuquerque. [5]
  • The surnames of the main characters changed several times during production with the official names announced in October 2014.
  • Cast member Jon Fletcher runs an instagram account where he posts photos from the set and behind the scenes of The Messengers: actors_preparing
  • The CW announced 24 February 2015 that The Messengers air date was pushed back one week to 17 April 2015. [6]

ReferencesEdit

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