While we were all happy to see FOX renew The Exorcist for a second season, the minds behind the show have far more plans for the series that just this second season.
Speaking to Screen Rant, creator Jeremy Slater has revealed that he’d like to get to at least six more seasons. As he explained, “You can’t tell a seven-year story about one family that just keeps getting possessed over and over again without the audience starting to hate you for putting one family through so much shit. So the idea is every year we’ll have a different case, we’ll have a different sort of possessed individual and different family, abut it’s Marcus and Thomas – our priests, our recurring characters – that you’re gonna follow and have investment with.”
Executive producer Sarah Crouch added, “Six seasons and a movie, that’s our aim . And then we go into the Vatican this season and really get into that story with Father Bennett and hopefully that’s our connective tissue in the mythology of the show. It could go for six or seven seasons and hopefully have a very satisfying ending.”
For Season 2 of The Exorcist, the current synopsis reads:
Opening an entirely new chapter in the iconic franchise, this year’s second season of “The Exorcist” finds Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil. Across the Atlantic, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God. Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to Andrew Kim (John Cho), 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.
The Exorcist returns to US screens on September 29th, with a UK return yet to be confirmed.
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