Actor who plays Jesus Christ coming to NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The CW pilot for The Messengers will start shooting here in New Mexico this month.

KRQE News 13 learned the Sci-Fi drama has nabbed Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado.

He plays Jesus in the movie Son of God.

The movie blew up last weekend at the box office taking in more than $26 million.

Morgado has been cast as one of the leads in the CW drama.

The Messengers is about a mysterious object that crashes on earth and emits an energy pulse.

Filming is set to begin later this month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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