Season Two Of The Exorcist Will Introduce A New Family

June 8, 2017


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Last month we were extremely happy to report that The Exorcist would be getting a second season after all. Now, the question on everyone’s mind is where does the show go from here. Thanks to TVLine we have an answer.
In the second season we will meet a new set of characters. Priests Ortega (Alfonzo Herrera), Marcus (Ben Daniels) and Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) return to help a new family in crisis. Even though the Rance family won’t be part of the main storyline it is a possibility that they may make a cameo.

THE EXORCIST: L-R: Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera in the "Chapter Six: Star of the Morning" episode of THE EXORCIST airing Friday, Nov. 4 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX

THE EXORCIST: ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jean Whiteside/FOX


A potential season two would find Marcus, Tomas and Bennett tasked with helping a new family or a new case of possession.” Creator Jeremy Slater said. “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.
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, we will see season two of The Exorcist late this year or in early 2018. We will keep you posted.

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