The first official trailer Fox’s new series, The Exorcist, has just debuted and features two very different priests, both trying to tackle one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) serves as the new face of the Catholic church. He is ambitious, yet compassionate. Working in a small parish in Chicago, he has no idea what is coming. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Father Marcus Brennan (Ben Daniels), an orphan raised up by the Vatican to fight against its enemies, Father Brennan is the opposite of Father Ortega. He is relentless, and consumed with his sacred mission. The Rance family, members of Father Ortega’s parish, appear to be a normal suburban family, but are not what they seem. Henry Rancy (Alan Ruck) is losing his mind, and his wife Angela (Geena Davis) is suffering from terrifying nightmares. Their oldest daughter Kathrine (Brianne Howey) has become withdrawn and refuses to leave her room and their youngest daughter, Casey (Hannah Kasulka) is hearing strange noises inside the walls. Angela believes that there is a demonic presence in the home and turns to Father Ortega for help.
The Exorcist, directed by Rupert Wyatt and written by Jeremy Slater based and on the novel by William Peter Blatty, will premiere this Fall on Fox.