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The CW’s The Messengers Introduces The Angels Of The Apocalypse

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With the likes of The 100, Arrow, and The Flash, The CW has put together a surprising strong line up of genre shows. And if you’re into vampires, they’ve got you covered on that front, too. Over the next few months, they’re looking to add even more with new shows like iZombie set to debut. One of their more interesting looking additions is the apocalyptic drama The Messengers, and the network has released this quick new trailer to tease the premiere.

This video gives you the basic set up of the series: there’s some kind of mystery comet or asteroid or something that crashed to Earth, apparently killing a handful of people. Only they don’t stay dead and are resurrected in order to fight the devil, yes, like the devil, devil, as that one kid says. That’s a tall order for anyone, let alone the recently deceased, and this footage introduces you to the so-called Angels of the Apocalypse.

Here’s the official synopsis:

When a mysterious object plummets to Earth, the blinding explosion it causes sends out a shock wave that instantly connects five strangers who awaken after the pulse with extraordinary gifts they can barely believe. Most mysterious of all is a figure known only as “The Man,” who brings death and suffering wherever he appears. The wheels of Revelation have begun to turn, and these five newly christened Angels of the Apocalypse may be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.

The team is made up of a scientist named Vera Buckley; Erin Calder, a young mother with an abusive husband; a second-generation televangelist by the name Joshua Silburn Jr.; Peter Moore, an outcast of a high school student who is sick of being bullied; and Raul Garcia, an undercover federal agent trying to escape the violent drug cartel he infiltrated. These are the folks who die and come back to life to battle “The Man,” a shady figure who arrives naked, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator. He offers the Angels all the things they’ve most wanted, but with some serious strings attached, and they’ll have to come together to prevent things from going all Book of Revelation. Or they could be the ones inadvertently causing all the troubles, that part is still unclear.

The Messengers stars Shantel VanSanten, John Fletcher, Sofia Black-D’Elia, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney, Anna Diop, Craig Franc, Diogo Morgado, and Jamie Bamber, and debuts on The CW on Friday, April 17.

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