“We are the angels of the apocalypse. We need to stop the devil”
All right. I’m in. Always on the lookout for new geek shows, I’ve been seeing promos for a new CW show — The Messengers. Geeks of Doom brought you the First Look back in January. The CW has posted even more clips in anticipation of this new show about five people who die, then come back to life as angels, with a shared mission to stop the coming apocalypse.
Check out all fourteen videos and The CW’s full press release below. Also included is the cast and crew of The Messengers at WonderCon 2015!
I know there are a lot of end of the world, apocalyptic, return from the dead shows, as that is the flavor of the week. However, The CW has a reputation for bringing on shows that appeal to younger viewers, by keeping the plotlines and dialogue fresh. It is slated to air on Friday, April 17th, but here’s hoping it gets moved away from the Friday night death slot, or it won’t have a fighting chance. I’m just glad that my honey from Revolution (J.D. Pardo) is back on TV as one of the angels.
I’m tuning in. Will you?
The CW press release:
Premieres Friday, April 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“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.” (Revelation 9:1)
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.
The Messengers – Trailer
Get a look at what to expect from CW’s upcoming series, as a mysterious arrival on Earth kills several people – and then brings them back as Angels of the Apocalypse.
The Messengers – Awakening Clip 1
Vera’s beliefs will be tested. The Messengers will rise Friday, April 17!
The Messengers – Awakening Clip 2
The beginning of the end is drawing near. Hear the rest of his message Friday, April 17 on the series premiere of The Messengers.
The Messengers – Awakening Clip 3
Prepare to meet the new face of evil. The Messengers will be chosen Friday, April 17!
The Messengers – Shantel VanSanten – A Passion For Truth
The truth will be revealed. Don’t miss Shantel VanSanten as Vera on The Messengers, premiering Friday, April 17!
Trailer: The Messengers – JD Pardo (Raul Garcia) – Betrayed
The Messengers – Angels Trailer
The fate of the world rests in their hands. Don’t miss the series premiere of The Messengers Friday, April 17 at 9/8c!
The Messengers – Faith Trailer
Destiny will unite them. Faith will guide them. The Messengers will be chosen Friday, April 17 at 9/8c!
The Messengers – Anna Diop: A Threat to Everything
Death eventually comes for us all. Don’t miss Anna Diop as Rose on The Messengers, premiering Friday, April 17!
The Messengers – WonderCon 2015
This is not a show about religion, it’s about faith. The cast and crew of The Messengers hit the floor of WonderCon 2015! Don’t miss the series premiere Friday, April 17 at 9/8c!
The Messengers – Joel Cortney: Underwater
Through death comes true ascension. Don’t miss Joel Courtney as Peter on The Messengers, premiering Friday, April 17 at 9/8c!
The Messengers – Diogo Morgado: Origins
The story of how it all ends was written long ago. Don’t miss Diogo Morgado as The Man on The Messengers, premiering in Friday, April 17!
The Messengers – Sofia Black D’Elia: Deadly Crash
One moment can change your whole life. Don’t miss Gossip Girl’s Sofia Black D’Elia as Erin on The Messengers, premiering Friday, April 17!
The Messengers – Shantel VanSanten and Craig Frank: Trouble in the Desert
Who is Michael? Don’t miss Craig Frank as Alan, and Shantel VanSanten as Vera on The Messengers, premiering Friday, April 17!