The Messengers – Series Press Release
“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 blast with extraordinary gifts, 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.
The series stars Shantel VanSanten (“Gang Related,” “One Tree Hill”) as Vera Buckley, Jon Fletcher (“City of Dreams”) as Joshua Silburn, Jr., Sofia Black-D’Elia (“Betrayal,” “Gossip Girl”) as Erin Calder, JD Pardo (“Revolution”) as Raul Garcia, Joel Courtney (“Super 8”) as Peter Moore, Anna Diop (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Rose Arvale, Craig Frank (“Mixology”) as Alan Harris, and Diogo Morgado (“Son of God,” “Sol de Inverno”) as The Man.
THE MESSENGERS is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment, in association with Thunder Road Pictures with executive producers Trey Callaway (“Revolution,” “CSI: NY”), Basil Iwanyk (“The Town,” “The Expendables” film franchise, “Clash of the Titans” film franchise) and co-executive producers Eoghan O’Donnell (“Teen Wolf”), Kent Kubena (the upcoming “Gods of Egypt,” “Turistas”) and Ava Jamshidi.
Day and time: TBA
Network debut: TBA
Format: A mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that instantly connects five strangers with extraordinary gifts, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others. Most mysterious of all is a figure known only as The Man, who
brings death and suffering wherever he appears. 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.
Shantel VanSanten as Vera Buckley
Jon Fletcher as Joshua Silburn, Jr.
Sofia Black-D’Elia as Erin Calder
JD Pardo as Raul Garcia
Joel Courtney as Peter Moore
Anna Diop as Rose Arvale
Craig Frank as Alan Harris
and Diogo Morgado as The Man
Executive Producers: Trey Callaway and Basil Iwanyk
Origination: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Produced by: CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment, in association with Thunder Road Pictures