The Exorcist is an American horror TV series that ran from 2016 to 2017. The pilot episode was directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Morgan Creek Productions, and was written by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four), who also executive produces alongside James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall.
On 12 May 2017, Deadline reported that a second season has been green-lit, despite disappointing ratings. The second season began on September 29, 2017.
Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, The Chosen), Ben Daniels (House of Cards; Flesh and Bones), Geena Davis (The Fly; Beetlejuice; Transylvania 6-5000).
Reviews [click links to read more]:
“For every moment of the new Fox series that has stayed true to the original’s spirit, or at least updated it in a smart, knowing way, there’s another that makes you grit your teeth and remind yourself that you just have to ride it out. There’s been no way of knowing whether such moves are necessary for expanding story elements to fit the medium… or for just pandering to the medium’s audiences. After last week’s Episode 5, however, it’s safe to say that the show has earned the benefit of the doubt.” Peter Gutierrez, Screen Anarchy
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…