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Back in 1973 the world saw the release of one of the most terrifying films ever made to date, THE EXORCIST. The movie became the measuring stick for all possession flicks after its release. With all of the remakes and adaptations going on these days, it was only a matter of time before the same was done to this classic story.
We have known for a little while now that Fox has ordered a pilot episode that is inspired by William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, "The Exorcist." The pilot will be a "modern reinvention" of the novel. It is being 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."
We have learned that Geena Davis has joined the cast of THE EXORCIST television series.
Davis will play the character of Angela Rance, who is naturally beautiful, regal and proud but weighed down by stress. [She] does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling. She can’t help but think, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong.
We previously learned that Brianne Howey will be portraying the series regular character of Charlotte, who is a former ballet dancer that has become depressed and antisocial since suffering a terrible accident. Charlotte has become so closed off and guarded that her mother begins to suspect that she may be under the influence of a demon, a suggestion that Charlotte herself would just laugh off.
We also know that Hannah Kasulka has also joined the cast and will play Casey Rance, Charlotte's sister. Casey will be concerned about the well-being of her sister, who doesn’t like to leave her room after suffering an intense accident.
We previously learned that Alfonso Herrera will be playing the part of Father Tomas, who is described as “warm, selfless and compassionate leader of a small but hearty little church." Actor Ben Daniels prepares to take on the role of Father Marcus, who is “the intense holy warrior carrying out an occupation that the church no longer acknowledges in public.” Kurt Egyiawan is Father Bennett, "a liaison for the Vatican."
Rupert Wyatt will be directing the pilot episode. Wyatt is known for helming RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. This TV version is written by Jeremy Slater.
"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."
We will continue to bring you more on THE EXORCIST coming to television as it unfolds.