‘Messiah’: John Ortiz Cast In Netflix Drama Series From Mark Burnett & Roma Downey

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John Ortiz has been cast in Netflix’s drama series Messiah, from writer Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Created by Petroni, the 10-episode Messiah explores the lines among religion, faith and politics. It chronicles the modern world's reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers around him claiming he is the Messiah. Is he sent from God or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling…