Turns out FOX’s The Exorcist isn’t a remake! It’s a continuation and EW just dropped a brand new photo to go along with the brand new trailer that was released. The new promo pic features a girl with her head turned backwards, just like the classic Linda Blair scene in 1976 that went down in horror history.
Here’s what Jeremy Slater who penned the pilot had to say to Entertainment Weekly
If you watch the pilot, you’ll see that we have some…homages to some of the famous moments [from the film]. You’ll see there’s a scene where they reference the original exorcisms in Georgetown.That’s our way of letting fans know that the story you love isn’t being written out of existence. [But] this is a new story with new characters that takes place in the same universe as the original film.
The original Exorcist film followed the story of the MacNiel family being struck by the possession of young Reagan MacNiel. The MacNiel’s call in the help of their local priest who claims Reagan is possessed by the devil. The priest then calls in an expert to rid the child of the evil.
The TV series (which is described by FOX as a modern day reinvention of the novel of the same name William Freidkin adapted for the 1976 film The Exorcist), is said to follow the story of Father Thomas coming to crips with the reality of demons, just in time to save some cursed children. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is set to direct and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” Thelma & Louise), Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” The Chosen), Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) and Brianna Howey (Scream Queens) are all set to star
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FOX’s “The Exorcist” is set to debut Friday, September 23rd from 9 to 10PM.