CW’s ‘The Messengers’ set to begin filming in ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico has a history with science fiction.

The new CW show, “The Messengers,” will begin filming mid-March in Albuquerque.

“The Messengers” starts with a mysterious object crashing 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.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members and more than 100 residents as actors and background talent. The production is taking place at Albuquerque Studios.


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Basil Iwanyk is the producer and is behind “Clash of the Titans” and “The Expendables” franchises.

The series stars Diogo Morgado and Shantel VanSaten. Morgado can be seen in the film, “Son of God. While VanSanten appeared in series “One Tree Hill” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Iwanyk is executive producing, while Kent Kubena, and Ava Jamshidi will co-executive produce. Stewart Lyons, who produced “Breaking Bad,” is the line producer.

The show also stars Joel Courtney, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Elyes Gabel, Jon Fletcher.


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