The show centres on a Christ-like … TV thriller Messiah has been cancelled by Netflix after just one season. TV thriller Messiah has been cancelled by Netflix after just one season. Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming thriller Messiah this week - and inadvertently revealed a major plot twist to many Muslim viewers. by Veronicka / December 12, 2019 / Series Cravings, / 2669 Views. Messiah made its Netflix debut Jan. 1 to an eager audience. Although, Netflix is the fastest growing video streaming platform with a staggering 153 million viewers, it just can’t resist getting on the wrong side with the audiences. Messiah or Antichrist ? Netflix is no stranger to controversy. Netflix's Messiah has inspired two related controversial theories centred on the coming of the Anti-Christ and the Second Coming of Christ. Netflix's Messiah asks viewers to puzzle out whether Al-Masih is the true son of god, a hoax or possibly, the Antichrist. Netflix Controversy Explained. Netflix's Messiah has been very coy in revealing the true intentions of Al-Masih/Payam Golshiri (Mehdi Dehbi), a mysterious young man believed by the world masses to be the Second Coming. Which is he?