We are so excited because tonight marks the premiere of the new CW show The Messengers!
The show follows the events after a mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that instantly connects five strangers with extraordinary gifts, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others.
We caught up with star Anna Diop who gave us the scoop on her character!
“Rose is an ER Nurse who is recently engaged in the pilot episode and is showing off her new engagement ring to her best friend Pepper when she’s suddenly gunned down. The incident leaves her in a coma for 7 years until we see her finally beginning to stir,” Anna told us. “The audience will get to learn SO much more about Rose in the second episode and throughout the season!”
Anna also opened up about her castmates – Shantel VanSanten, Jon Fletcher, Sofia Black-D’Elia, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney, Craig Frank, and Diogo Morgado.
“The cast on this series is seriously phenomenal. It was such a blessing to work alongside each of them,” she told JJJ.” Professionally and personally they’re all amazing. [They] were my best friends for 5 months and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to spend that time with.”
Here are 10 other fun facts Anna told us about herself! Be sure to watch her on The Messengers TONIGHT, April 17 @ 9PM on The CW!
1. I was born in one of the most beautiful paces on Earth; a very small country on the west coast of Africa called Senegal, right on the Atlantic.
2. I’ve been studying Muay Thai for the past two years. Muay Thai is a really cool combat sport similar to Kickboxing or Tae Kwon Do.
3. My little brother Kareem is the funniest person on Earth to me. He’s on Vine as REEMTEAM and every time he makes a video, my phone sends me notification and it never fails to make me crack up.
4. I love Tennis! I played Varsity in high school for 3 years.
5. I’m a total tomboy at heart.
6. I love to sing. (When no one’s around)
7. Filming The Messengers was hands down one of the best experiences of my life.
8. My favorite food is pizza.
9. My favorite thing to do in the summer is swim. And then get out of the pool and eat pizza.
10. I would love to be on Broadway someday.
We had a blast with Joel Courtney‘s JJJ Takeover this past weekend!
The 19-year-old actor took us along for the ride as he and the rest of The Messengers cast hit up 2015 WonderCon!
Joel took a ton of cool behind-the-scenes photos, along with castmates Shantel VanSanten, Jon Fletcher, J. D. Pardo, Diogo Morgado, Anna Diop, and Craig Frank.
Premiering on Friday, April 17 @ 9PM on The CW, The Messengers follows a mysterious object as it plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that instantly connects five strangers with extraordinary gifts, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others.
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.
25+ pics inside of Joel Courtney and his Messenger co-stars at WonderCon… More Here! »
Joel Courtney is going to be taking over our Twitter and Instagram tomorrow — and it gets even better, he’s taking us to WonderCon!
The 19-year-old actor will be at WonderCon promoting his new CW show, The Messengers, and he’s taking us along for the ride. Sweet!
The Messengers centers on a mysterious object crashes on earth and a group of unconnected strangers die from an energy pulse it emits, but then re-awaken to find out that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Be sure to follow along all day with the hashtag #JoelJJJ and don’t forget to watch the premiere on Friday, April 10 @ 9PM on The CW!
Shantel VanSanten looks lovely as she speaks on stage during The Messengers panel at the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa on Sunday (January 11) in Pasadena, Calif.
The 29-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Sofia Black-D’Elia, Diogo Morgado, Joel Courtney, and Craig Frank.
The show is officially set to premiere on Friday, April 10 @ 9PM on The CW! Check out brand new stills from the pilot below, along with a first look trailer!
The Messengers First Look Trailer
15+ pictures and stills inside of The Messengers cast… More Here! »
Rose McIver shows a peek of skin as she arrives The CW Network’s 2014 Upfront Presentation held at The London Hotel on Thursday morning (May 15) in New York City.
The 25-year-old actress was joined on the carpet by her iZombie co-stars Malcolm Goodwin and Rahul Kohli.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rose McIver
Also in attendance were Shantel VanSanten and Diogo Morgado of the upcoming series The Messengers, as well as Jane the Virgin stars Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Jaime Camil, and Ivonne Coll.
Fun tidbit: Shantel told JJJ she’s still BFF with her One Tree Hill hubby Robert Buckley! Though they aren’t dating, they hang out multiple times a week!
FYI: Rose is wearing an Angelys Balek dress and Little Mistress shoes.
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The CW has just released its official Fall 2014-15 television line-up and we couldn’t be more pumped!
Perhaps the biggest change is that returning show The Originals is now moving to Monday nights, paired with new show Jane the Virgin. The Flash will pair up with Supernatural on Tuesday nights.
New series to make the schedule are The Flash, The Messengers, Jane the Virgin, and iZombie.
Be sure to check out The CW‘s full Fall 2014-15 schedule inside… More Here! »
The CW is wasting no time gearing up for their four brand new shows premiering this fall!
The CW just rolled out the artwork for The Flash, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, and The Messengers, and we couldn’t be more excited! Check them out below!
Here are the official show descriptions. Which are you most pumped about?
THE FLASH: Based upon characters published by DC Comics. Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. Cast: Grant Gustin (Barry Allen); Jesse L. Martin (Det. West); Tom Cavanaugh (Harrison Wells).
ZOMBIE: A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Cast: Rose McIver (Liv).
JANE THE VIRGIN: Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela. A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Gina Rodriguez (Jane); Justin Baldoni (Rafael).
THE MESSENGERS: When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. Cast: Shantel VanSanten (Vera); Diogo Morgado (The Man).