Fox’s The Exorcist is taking the show on the road for a new possession case, adding a Star Trek and Sleepy Hollow alum to the roster.
According to TVLine, John Cho (aka Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu) has joined the cast of The Exorcist as a series regular for the show’s sophomore season. Cho will be joining Alfonso Herrera (Sense8), Ben Daniels (House of Cards) and Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall) as Father Tomas, Father Marcus and Father Bennett, respectively, who will come face to face with a brand-new, head-spinning case.
Herrera, Daniels and Egyiawan are the only returning cast members from the first season, which also starred Alan Ruck, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey and Geena Davis as a grown-up Regan MacNeil (from the original movies). Not only is Cho beaming aboard Season 2, but Fox is taking the dynamic duo of Father Tomas and (ex)Father Marcus on the road as they head to the West Coast. Here’s what Fox said about the second season:
Herrera’s Father Ortega and Daniels’ newly collarless Marcus Keane find themselves out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil. Ultimately, the two men are led to Cho’s Andrew Kim, a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle. When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with Hell.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds really interesting, as I like the idea of Season 2 taking place on a secluded island. It sure will be different from what we saw happen (publicly, I might add) to the Rance family in the first season. What do you think?
Season 2 of The Exorcist will premiere on Friday, Sept. 29.