This past Friday, we witnessed an eventful season finale of ‘The Exorcist‘. Father Tomas finally rid the Rance family of the demon Pazuzu after decades of suffering. We saw Father Marcus saw the pope from a possessed priest. In the final moments of the episode we learn that Father Tomas and Father Marcus will team-up and continue the fight against evil.
So, where do we go from here? Will FOX renew the series for season 2? At the moment we are waiting to find out. Bloody-Disgusting spoke with the series’ creator Jeremy Slater about ‘The Exorcist’ and where the show will go if it gets a green light for season 2.
A potential season two would find Marcus, Tomas and Bennett tasked with helping a new family or a new case of possession. That doesn’t mean we’ll never see any of the Rances again, but I think the fans would feel disappointed and cheated if we simply brought Captain Howdy back for round three. The Rances have escaped this legacy of terror–for the time being, anyway–and it seems cruel to immediately drag them back for ten more episodes of suffering. Our challenge now is to create a new family that you care about just as much as the Rances, and to find ways to make their story feel just as compelling and unique as what came before.”
What about the corruption of the church?
We would always continue to expand our mythology moving forward. We know that Maria Walters and Superintendent Jaffey and Cardinal Guillot are still out there somewhere, but I think the conspiracy probably runs much deeper than that. When we left our heroes at the end of the first season, they were part of only a handful of people on the planet that know this conspiracy is taking place, that evil is infiltrating every level of church and state. Going forward, I think that sense of paranoia and never quite knowing who to trust will become a much bigger component in the show. We’ve established a fun little dynamic where Tomas and Bennett are essentially now acting as moles within the Catholic church, trying to uncover just how deep this corruption has spread, while Marcus is the wild card operating outside the boundaries of the church. The goal would be to balance these personal, character-based stories with the larger mythology elements we’ve introduced, to create a world where no one and nothing is ever truly safe.”
Hopefully FOX will decide to bless fans with a second season of ‘The Exorcist’, inspired by William Friedkin’s 1973 classic.
Season one starred Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey, Alan Ruck, Kurt Egyiawan and others.