Following in the footsteps of A&E’s Damien and Bates Motel, Fox will unleash holy Hell with The Exorcist TV series this fall. Based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and the 1973 film adaptation, the series focuses on two priests, Fr. Thomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Fr. Marcus (Ben Daniels), who want to take very different approaches to ridding a family of a demon that possesess their young daughter.
Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis stars in a small screen version of the story, which promises to place a greater emphasis on the toll the possession takes on the family. The pilot was penned by Jeremy Slater ( The Lazarus Effect) and will premiere on Fox on Friday, September 23rd.
What are your thoughts on such a revered horror classic getting the small screen treatment?
Take a look at the official trailer: