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Netflix won't be renewing Messiah for a second season

It's time to wave goodbye to the controversial series

Netflix won't be renewing Messiah for a second season

Netflix has been plugging a host of new shows recently in the hope we’ll latch on and embrace our binge-watching tendencies. None more so than Netflix Original Messiah.

Now though, the platform has announced that the show will not be renewed for a second season.

Taking to Instagram, actor Wil Traval announced the news in a post with an image alongside his co-star Michelle Monoghan.

“I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of #messiah” he posted. “I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. I wish things were different.”

Netflix won't be renewing Messiah for a second season

Depicting the overlap of religion and politics, the controversial series was created by Michael Petroni and produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Telling the tale of a CIA officer who begins to investigate a man causing global disruption, known to many as Al-Masih (played by Mehdi Dehbi), the show faced a number of airing issues in certain parts of the world.

Two days before Messiah was set to hit Netflix across the world, The Royal Film Commission of Jordan made a formal objection to the airing of the drama in their country -a predominantly Muslim state.

On the plus side, that leaves more budget to channel into original programming - can we start a campaign to bring back The OA, anyone?