The CW is continuing its attempts on good science fiction programing with the upcoming series, The Messengers. Hot of the heels of the announcement of the renewal for season 3 of The 100, many had thought The Messengers would be replacing The 100, but that is clearly not true. While programming of this type is a bit out of character for the CW, which has a very young audience, it’s not all that unusual lately. Just look at the network TNT, who has had strong success with science fiction over the past 5 years with its series, Falling Skies. They will be attempting another series by Steven Spielberg after Falling Skies ends this Summer. The Messengers stars some famous and familiar faces to TV viewers including Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Diogo Morgado, JD Pardo (Revolution), Jon Fletcher, Anna Diop, Joel Courtney (Super 8), Craig Frank, Madison Dellamea and Brittany O’Grady.
The series is set to air on April 10th @ 9pm EST, and I am excited to see where it goes. Check out the first look trailer and the synopsis below.
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.