Netflix | Messiah trailer 'reveals spoiler' to Muslim viewers

Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming thriller Messiah this week - and inadvertently revealed a major plot twist to many Muslim viewers.


The show centres on a Christ-like man who performs miracles around the world.
But the character's name is a huge nod to Dajjal, a false prophet in Islamic theology comparable to the Antichrist.
Many Muslims and Arabic speakers guessed that the "messiah" was Dajjal and joked they would need to "grab a prayer mat" after watching the trailer.

What was in the trailer?

In the trailer, the main character - played by Belgian actor Mehdi Dehbi - is seen performing miracles and building a huge international following.


A CIA officer investigates the elusive figure, whom she suspects of being a major global con artist. During an interrogation, the man says he was sent "by his father" to help people.





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