The Messenger Release Date, Cast (ABC)

ABC is thrilled to announce the premiere of its new drama series, “The Messenger.” Set to hit the screens on Sunday, 14 May at 8.20 PM, this eight-part series promises to enthral viewers with its uplifting narrative. Simultaneously, binge-watchers can rejoice as all episodes will be available for streaming on ABC iview from the premiere date.

A Riveting Tale Adapted from a Bestseller

“The Messenger” is an intriguing adaptation of Markus Zusak‚Äôs best-selling novel of the same name. Produced by Jason Stephens and Elisa Argenzio, the series boasts a talented young cast, including notable actors such as William McKenna, Alexandra Jensen, Chris Alosio, and Kartanya Maynard.

Markus Zusak: From Author to Executive Producer

Markus Zusak, the acclaimed author of the original novel, takes on the role of Executive Producer for the series. Markus expresses his excitement about the show’s debut on ABC, emphasizing its relatable elements – friendships, families, laughter, flaws, and resilience during challenging times. He affirms that the series has a “big and beautiful heart” and eagerly anticipates the audience’s reaction.

The Story of ‘The Messenger’

“The Messenger” unravels the extraordinary journey of Ed Kennedy, portrayed by William McKenna. Ed is an ordinary man who stumbles upon a heroic path when he begins receiving mysterious messages on playing cards. The enigmatic notes set him on an unexpected journey where his actions profoundly impact lives, especially his own.

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Messenger’

Produced by Lingo Pictures, part of ITV Studios, “The Messenger” has been made possible with significant production investment from Screen Australia, in association with ABC. Additional financial support comes from Screen NSW and All3Media International, who also manage the international sales of the series.

The Messenger Cast

  • Alexandra Jensen 
  • Chris Alosio
  • Emmanuelle Mattana as Sophie
  • William McKenna 
  • Maggie Dence
  • Guy Edmonds as Gavin Rose
  • Felix Williamson as Don King
  • Harrison Green as Simon
  • Kartanya Maynard as Stephen Hunter
  • Stephen Hunter as Vin
  • Sandy Greenwood as Tanya
  • Maya Stange as Julie
  • Gilbert Bradman as Lou
  • Alastair Bradman as Jet
  • Jonathan Biggins as Father O’Reilly
  • Tom Frost as Axel Rose
  • Richard Brancatisano as Joe
  • Nicholas Cassim as Tony O’Reilly

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and transformation. “The Messenger” is set to premiere on Sunday, 14 May, 2023, on ABC and ABC iview. Be ready to immerse yourself in this inspiring story of courage, change, and redemption.

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