Editor's note: Divine: The Series was originally released in 2011, and was one of the first web series we covered. The series was taken offline after several years, but was made available for public viewing again during the 2018 Easter holiday. This is a reprint of our original feature, edited to reflect the updated information about the series.
Divine: The Series is a provocative beast.
It poses intriguing questions concerning free will, determinism, and redemption in the guise of a dark supernatural drama.
The story centers on a mysterious, immortal man named Cesar Divine, portrayed with tortured gravitas by Dan Payne.
Divine is on a quest to protect humanity from insidious supernatural beings who inhabit dark corners of cities, and the soul. He does so in order to gain penance for some unknown sin that has damned him.
Assisting him on his quest is an intriguing supporting cast of characters, each with secrets of their own:
Deacon Jim (Allen Sawkins) is a devout, compassionate man of the cloth with a hidden past
Father Andrew (Ben Hollingsworth) is a young priest having a crisis of faith, until he witnesses the miraculous
Jin (Chasty Ballesteros) is Divine's constant companion. A young woman whose motivations and history have yet to be revealed
Rounding out the cast is Father Christopher, played by actor Misha Collins who is best known for his popular role as Castiel on the cult hit t.v. show Supernatural. Mr. Collins pulls triple-duty as actor, co-creator, and co-producer of Divine.
Six episodes of the series were produced, and they make for compelling viewing. As Divine grapples with his need for redemption, we witness him face off against demonic beings in gloriously grotesuqe action sequences.
For a taste of what to expect, here is the series teaser trailer:
During quieter moments, the characters engage in earnest debates about the nature of good and evil. This would sound preachy if not for the smart, grounded scripts by the writing team led by creator Ivan Hayden.
What also makes Divine: The Series so exceptional is it trusts in the intelligence of its audience. Viewers are left to draw their own conclusions.
To view this atmospheric supernatural drama, visit the official Divine: The Series Facebook page.
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