We are hoping that Fox’s The Exorcist TV Series delivers as a TV adaptation of the popular The Exorcist (1973) movie directed by William Friedkin and based on the screenplay and novel by William Peter Blatty. The new official poster looks creepy and after early pilot reviews from the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 saying that the episode was very slow, the poster needs a little more. Fingers are crossed that we will get a well-developed The Exorcist Season 1 premiering on September 23, 2016.
From the Press Release:
"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) 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) 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), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka), thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis) 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 naive 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.
"The Exorcist" (2016)
Synopsis: TV show based on William Blatty's 1971 novel about a priest who performs exorcisms on demonic spirits.
Directors: Rupert Wyatt, Michael Nankin
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Producers: Rolin Jones, Roy Lee, Judd Rea, David C. Robinson, James G. Robinson, Jeremy Slater, Barbara Wall, Rupert Wyatt, Heather Bellson, Nicole Carrasco, Charise Castro Smith, Michael Nankin, Dre Ryan, Adam Stein
Musicians: Daniel Hart
Editors: Janet Weinberg, Andrew Groves
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