All hail Pazuzu; The Exorcist has been renewed for a 2nd season on Fox! After months of speculation and a near non-stop Twitter campaign from “The Exorcist Congregation”, those who fell in love with Jeremy Slater’s adaptation of William Friedkin’s seminal horror movie can celebrate a hard-won victory. Regular readers of Horror Freak News know that we’ve been huge fans of The Exorcist since episode 1, so this announcement is tremendous!
The possession series, toplined by Geena Davis, Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera based on William Peter Blatty’s bestseller and the classic 1973 movie, has a soft freshman ratings run though held steady. It averaged a modest 1.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7). The Exorcist is liked creatively by the network. The pitch for next season was well received, and the genre drama, from 20th TV, had been looking good to continue. There is talk about bringing in a showrunner for Season 2.
Written and executive produced by Jeremy Slater, The Exorcist series is described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.
Thanks to all the fans who kept hope alive and helped spread the word. We couldn't have done it without your support!
— Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) May 12, 2017
No word on when Season 2 will begin, or if there will be significant cast/plot changes, but you better believe we’ll be keeping you informed as additional details emerge.
We did it!
Official Synopsis: Angela Rance believes something is very wrong in her home. Plagued by increasingly frightening nightmares, she isn’t the only one in her family suffering: her husband Henry is slowly losing his mind, while their older daughter spends all of her time locked in her room and the younger one believes she hears strange noises coming from inside the walls. Desperate, she turns to Father Tomas Ortega — the progressive leader of their suburban Chicago parish — setting him on a collision course with old school Vatican soldier Father Marcus Brennan, as all their fates become entangled in a battle against an ancient force of evil.