Pilot Scoop: 'Jesus' Is One of The Messengers

Diogo Morgado Cast CW MessengersDiogo Morgado, who played Jesus in History’s high-rated miniseries The Bible, has found a new calling — with a role on the CW drama pilot The Messengers.

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Penned by Eoghan O’Donnell (Teen Wolf) and exec-produced by Basil Iwanyk (the Expendables film franchise), the prospective series follows a group of seemingly unconnected strangers who die from the energy pulse that is released when a mysterious object crashes down to Earth — only to later awaken and learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

Morgado will play The Man, a mysterious figure who wakes up naked (brr!) and burned (ouch!) in the desert and sets out on a mission to provide answers about the strange events. Presumably after swinging by a Gap.

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Previously, The Messengers cast Sofia Black-D’Elia (Gossip Girl) and Joel Courtney (Super 8) as, respectively, a single mom and a loner who was who was raised in a group home.

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In addition to his turn as Jesus in both History’s The Bible (and its companion movie Son of God), Morgado’s credits include a bit of “playing doctor” in Revenge‘s Season 3 opener and a long run on the Portuguese telenovela Laços de Sangue (Blood Ties).