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The Messengers: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: The Messengers flashes bursts of potential, but ultimately sags beneath derivative, muddled storytelling.


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In this science-fiction series, a mysterious object impacts the earth and sends out a violent shock wave. The incident results in the deaths of five people: Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a radio astronomer searching for her missing son; Raul (JD Pardo), a former drug courier who's now a federal agent; Peter (Joel Courtney), a troubled high-school student; Joshua (Jon Fletcher), a televangelist preacher and recovering addict; and Erin (Sofia Black-D'Elia), a young woman building a new life for herself and her daughter after escaping an abusive relationship. However, all five awaken a few seconds later, possessing new mystical powers they must use to prevent an impending Rapture. In order to do this, they have to kill the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse before a mysterious figure known as The Man (Diogo Morgado) does.


Shantel VanSanten
as Vera Markow
Sofia Black-D'Elia
as Erin Connors
Joel Courtney
as Peter White
Jon Fletcher
as Joshua Simmons Jr.
Craig Frank
as Alan Chin
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Critic Reviews for The Messengers: Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

"The Messengers" is an appealing and entertaining cross between "Heroes" and "Supernatural" and has the potential to be just the hit The CW needs and viewers deserve.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

What's it about? Oh, that's a good question, and one that (based on a single episode) is impossible to answer.

April 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The only episode available for review has the feel of a kid dumping out his toy box -- hey, look! It's a bullied teen with superhuman strength!

April 20, 2015 | Full Review…

The CW has given birth to good series late in the year before, but The Messengers seems far-fetched, even by its standards.

April 17, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The Messengers seems to have its sci-fi basics in order.

April 21, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The rapture is coming -- again

August 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Messengers: Season 1


The messenger was quite enjoyable with a likeable cast and somewhat inventive story telling.


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