The Exorcist TV Series has been canceled after 2 Seasons. Considering it barely made a rating ripple in its first season, it’s a gift we got more than one. As sad as I am to see the series, go, part of me feels the show was drifting into Superhero territory, as opposed to sticking with the themes and delivery that made the show unique. The Exorcist showrunner Jeremey Slater caught lighting in a jar twice, so it seems somehow appropriate for the series to bow out before becoming just another paranormal adventure ala Supernatural.
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Still, Slater told the folks at TV Line what would have transpired, had the show been renewed for a 3rd Season. You can read the article in its entirety, HERE, or check out some prime excerpts below:
MARCUS’ DIVINE MOMENT | “He got a message from God. He clearly knows something bad happened. He clearly knows Tomas is in trouble, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he knows where Tomas is and what that trouble is.”
TOMAS AND MARCUS’ REUNION |“Absolutely it’d be a disservice to come back, and the opening scene of Season 3 is Marcus kicking down the door and saying, ‘Tomas, I miss you.’ We kind of set up this big shooting between the two of them, and then we have to pay that off.”
FLIPPING THE SACRED SCRIPT | Having Marcus work his sources “feels like an interesting way to get Marcus back into that world, as opposed to having him just say, ‘Yes, I’m an exorcist again now!’ Let’s let Tomas carry that standard for a little while. Let’s let Tomas be the exorcist, and let’s let Marcus be the one who has to search for his friend and save his friend.”
FEAR NOT THE FLASHBACKS | “That final scene [in the finale] where Marcus gets that message from God happens six months after the two of them separate. So we’re going to have six months to account for what happened to Tomas and Mouse on the road. There may even be a potential for telling stories that are happening on branching timelines and flashbacks and different things like that.”
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