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James Hibberd
March 05, 2014 AT 11:15 PM EST

Jesus is The Man!

Son of God star Diogo Morgado has been cast in The CW’s apocalyptic drama pilot The Messengers playing a mysterious figure. Known only as “The Man,” Morgado’s character wakes up naked and burned in the desert and sets out on a mission to provide some answers about the strange events.

The Messengers is about a mysterious object that crashes down to earth. A group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

The Portuguese actor has been Hollywood’s go-to messiah this past year. He played Jesus in History’s The Bible miniseries, which was cut into the feature film Son of God (so yes —  The CW has finally found Christ). Eoghan O’Donnell (Teen Wolf) wrote The Messengers script with Basil Iwanyk (Clash of the Titans) producing.

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