Part of what made The Exorcist Season 1 so engrossing and terrifying was the series’ backdrop: Chicago. The turbulent metropolis was a perfect microcosm for the sociopolitical undertones incorporated by showrunner Jeremy Slater. Like 1973’s The Exorcist, which took place in Georgetown, the urban setting is a striking juxtaposition to the ancient spirit possessing Casey Rance (Hannah Kasulka), and the ability to create a sense of isolation among the masses one mark of a talented fear practitioner.
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While Chicago was in integral component to The Exorcist Season 1, we’re getting word that the show is moving production to Vancouver for Season 2. Vancouver is a popular filming location for many American TV shows and films (thanks in part to generous tax rebates courtesy of the Canadian Government), but in the case of The Exorcist, the shift in scenery will no doubt come with a tonal shift as well.
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The Exorcist Season 1 ended with the Rance Family living Pazuzu-free in a new, remote/rural location. Whether this means Pazuzu will follow them to this new location, or if the dynamic exercising duo of Father Marcus (Ben Daniels) and Father Thomas (Alfonso Herrera) will be lending their talents to a new family in a new locale remains to be seen. The cast for The Exorcist Season 2 has yet to be announced, so anything’s possible.
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Are you excited for the return of The Exorcist on Fox? Do you think the change in location will affect the tone of the show? Sound off in the Comments section. If you haven’t experienced The Exorcist Season 1 yet, what the hell are you waiting for? It’s streaming! Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
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.