About The Masked Saint

AMS_wk1_D5__0176Masked Saint revolves around the life of Chris Samuels (Brett Granstaff, “Set Up”, “Vice”), a professional wrestler and family man who realizes he needs something more. His calling to become a pastor prompts him to retire from wrestling and move with his wife (Lara Jean Chorostecki, “Hannibal”, and “Copper”) and daughter (T.J. McGibbon, “Lucky 7”) to a small town. Yet the battles he faced in the ring are minor compared to the challenges he must overcome at his new church. From an overbearing congregant (Patrick McKenna, “The Rick Mercer Report”, and “Red Green Show”) and failing attendance to mounting bills for church repairs, Samuels has his hands full.

Samuels finds an ally in Miss Edna (Diahann Carroll, “White Collar”, “Dynasty”), an elderly woman who gives him sage advice and shares her wisdom in a book of writings. Unbeknownst to him, she is also a wrestling fan and encourages him to use his talents to take action tricking him into reconnecting with his old colleagues including a shady wrestling promoter (Roddy Piper, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “WWE Smackdown”). Afterwards, when Samuels stumbles onto a fight on the seedy side of town, his wrestling skills take down the assailant and a masked vigilante is born.

AMS_wk2_Day10__0088In order to raise some funds, Samuels returns to the ring professionally, and things begin to seemingly improve for the church. His life as a pastor and wrestler soon take up most of his time though – not to mention Samuels’ shrouded crime fighter is now being sought by the police. His talent, as well as his violent secret identity, begins to overshadow his calling as a Pastor and it takes his faith, family and Miss Edna to remind him about grace, goodness and the truth.