TV thriller Messiahhas been cancelled by Netflix after just one season. The series starred Michelle Monaghan as a CIA agent investigating an enigmatic figure known as Al-Masih, who builds a legion of followers after claiming to be sent to Earth by a higher power.
Independent In Islamic eschatology, Al-Masih ad-Dajjal is an evil figure comparable to the Antichrist – whose name translates to “the false messiah, liar, the deceiver” in Arabic.
After the first season debuted in January, there were complaints that the series contained subtextual anti-Islamic sentiment, with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan (where parts of the series were shot), even calling on Netflix to ban the series from its country.
In a statement, Netflix said: “Messiah is a work of fiction. It is not based on any one character, figure or religion. (Yet you pathetic leftists bowed down and allowed Muslims to tramp all over your First Amendment rights. Cowards)