The power of Christ has finally compelled Fox to renew The Exorcist for a second head-spinning season. Low ratings or not.
Penned and executive-produced by Jeremy Slater, the horror TV show inspired by William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel starred Alfonso Herrera (Sense8) as Father Thomas and Ben Daniels (House of Cards) as Father Marcus, with Geena Davis (The Fly) starring as Angela Rance/Regan MacNeil and Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Henry Rance. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directed the pilot.
According to Deadline, the pitch for the second season was well received by the network, but there are no details as to which direction Season 2 will take besides the fact that it’ll open a new chapter in the storyline. However, I’m guessing we’ll get to see Father Marcus teach Father Thomas in the ways of the Force becoming an exorcist (which is what Father Thomas asked Father Marcus in the finale), but I’m not sure that we’ll get to see the Rance Family again, since their storyline was wrapped up at the end of Season 1. So Year 2 could be a brand-new possession case.
The first season was 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.” Interestingly, the site also reports that there are talks about getting a (new) showrunner for the show’s sophomore year.
What do you think? Are you happy to see The Exorcist return for a second season?