We’ve known for several month now that The Exorcist will be getting a TV series. But fans of the horror classic wanted to know why. After all, The Exorcist is already a complete tale. It Jeremy Slater, executive producer of The Exorcist who was on hand at San Diego Comic-Con, told us…he absolutely agreed.
Initially, Slater was reluctant to turn the 1973 movie into a television series: “You’re never going to tell that same story better, you’re only going to make it longer.”
But Slater eventually landed on the perfect solution, a way to make lemonade from demonic lemons: Place new characters into the familiar universe and tell a new tale of demonic possession. Voila.
If it sounds a bit like the non-genre show Fargo, you'd be right. But Slater was quick to mention his solution pre-dated Fargo.
Actors Brianne Howey (Katherine), Hannah Kusulka (Casey), Geena Davis (Angela), and Alfonso Herrera (Father Tomas) told us a bit about the series, which will be airing on Fox starting September 23, 2016. It’s seems that it’s not merely about a family in trouble.
As Herrera says, “Their problems are much more profound.”
Check it out.