Netflix has finally released its 1st trailer for its brand new original web series called “Messiah” recently.
Based on the official announcement below, the upcoming thriller show will be available for streaming on 1st January next year.
— MESSIAH (@MessiahNetflix) December 3, 2019
However, the newly-released clip has in turn received mixed reactions from netizens. In this case, some of them pointed that the series will give people wrong ideas on Imam Mahdi.
In addition, others have argued about their concerns that the drama series might “brainwash” everyone’s perspective on the dajjal (deceiver), whom Muslims believe as the false messiah (saviour).
Not only that, some also expressed their frustration by slamming Belgian actor Mehdi Dehbi who played the character as Al-Massih Ad-Dajjal, relating to the fact that the 34-year-old is actually a Muslim. For those who are interested, feel free to read some their reactions on Twitter here:
Yes you are right, you need to notice that they are trying to brainwash people that Al-Mahdi is Ad-Dajjal. Even some Muslim dont know who Al-Mahdi is.
— Mohamad Saiful (@saifulsayd) December 4, 2019
Also if you just focus on his physical appearance, long hair, beard, Arabic face and all you will notice they are trying to portray the image of Imam Mehdi. Initially when people were told that media is their biggest weapon to control the masses, they used to laugh.
— backson (@_iWander) December 4, 2019
They really chose a guy named MEHDI to play DAJJAL 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/6SijpjhincADVERTISEMENT
— bakhtawar (@ihvabkhngvr) December 4, 2019
This is literally about dajjal as he said that he is delivering his father message and the way how he moved from one place to other places.. that really described who he is
— Maori (@Amirulol_) December 4, 2019
What do you think? Do you think the ongoing issue is just mere coincidence?