John Ortizis ready to preach…
Netflix has set January 1 for the premiere of Messiah, starring the 51-year-old Puerto Rican actor.
The suspense geo-political thriller series, which has teased with the release of a new trailer, also stars Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, Tomer Sisley, Melinda Page Hamilton, Stefania LaVie Owen, Sayyid El Alami, Jane Adams, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi,Dermot Mulroneyand Beau Bridges.
“He’s come out of nowhere and we don’t know who he is.” So begins the trailer for Messiah, which lays out CIA officer Eva Geller’s (Monaghan) quest to determine the identity of this mysterious man, whose followers believe he’s performing miracles. Geller must race to determine 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 (Sisley), a Texas preacher (Ortiz) and his daughter (Owen), a Palestinian refugee (El Alami) and the journalist (Adams) who covers the story.
Messiah is created by Michael Petroni, directed by James McTeigueand Kate Woods, and executive produced by Petroni, McTeigue, Andrew Deane, Mark Burnettand Roma Downey.Ortiz’s recent credits include the films Ad Astra, Bumblebee and Peppermint, as well as television appearances on Mayans MC, The Guest