It wasn’t a ratings juggernaut, but Fox’s The Exorcist (based on the seminal horror film directed by William Friedkin from a novel/script penned by William Peter Blatty) amassed a huge following of rabid fans. A feverish campaign seeking a 2nd season was successful, and The Exorcist will return to Fox on Friday, September 29th. Whether it recaptures the shocking thrills of Season 1 remains to be seen, but we’re getting our first look today, and all signs are good.
Have a look at the trailer and synopsis below and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Are you already a fan of The Exorcist on Fox?
The Exorcist relocates to Seattle for Season 2—and instead of Season 1 star Geena Davis as the original film’s adult Regan, The Next Chapter has John Cho’s Andrew Kim being bedeviled by things that go bump in the night on the supernatural series.
“He is a recently widowed ex–child psychologist who lives on an island in this old house that he shared with his wife and their five foster children,” explains Ben Daniels, whose rogue Father Marcus is back to battle demons with Alfonso Herrera’s Father Tomas. “It’s really creepy and in stark contrast to Season 1’s Chicago.” Especially after one of Kim’s kids goes missing, leading him to one hell of a scary late-night trek through the woods.
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About The Exorcist Season 1: Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, “Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, “Spin City,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, “The Fosters”), thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, “Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.