Topic has set the US-Canada premiere date for Christian, a new Italian supernatural thriller series. Check out the trailer.
Shows that involve faith and religious symbolism can be gripping. To wit: the contemporary Italian drama The Miracle, which debuted in the States two years ago. Coming next month is another series from Italy, Christian, a supernatural thriller.
The six-part drama follows Christian, a thug who lives in a crime-ridden neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome, where he serves as the henchman for the local crime boss, Lino. One day Christian starts having pain in his hands, so bad that he is physically unable to do Lino’s dirty work. Then stigmata appear and his hands begin to bleed. initially frightened and confused, Christian begins to realize that he has gained mysterious healing powers in his hands, especially after he saves Rachele, a drug-addict neighbor, from a fatal overdose with a simple touch.
This miraculous gift of saint-like powers could be the proverbial answer to Christian’s prayers for a better life, if he uses them the right way. With Rachele’s help, Christian does healing work while preparing to fight Lino. This attracts the attention of Matteo, a mysterious Vatican postulator who begins to track Christian. Matteo is in search of signs and confirmation of a miracle that changed his own life as a child — while carrying a truth that could devastate not only Christian but the rest of the world.
Christian premieres in the US and Canada with three episodes on Thursday, January 5, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon. New episodes will drop weekly through January 26.
Starring in the series are Edoardo Pesce (The Hunter, The Guest Room) as Christian, Silvia D’Amico (The Man Without Gravity) as Rachele, Giodano De Plano (The Trial) as Lino, and Claudio Sanatamaria (They Call Me Jeeg) as Matteo.
Additional cast members include Antonio Bannò (Suburra: Blood on Rome), Francesco Colella (ZeroZeroZero), Lina Sastri (The Promised Life), Milena Mancini (The Teacher), Gabriel Montesi (Romulus), Selene Caramazza (The Hunter), and Ivan Franek (Astrid), amongst others.
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