The Exorcist is universally recognized as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. It sent shockwaves through the industry in the early 70s and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Following in the footsteps of other classic horror films with TV counterparts, like Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal), Psycho (Bates Motel), and The Omen (Damien), The Exorcist is coming to the small screen, debuting on FOX this Fall. The film had moviegoers running for the exits and losing their lunches. Hopefully, they can replicate the horror on network television.
FOX released a trailer especially for San Diego Comic Con, which you can watch here below.
â€œFather Marcus, I heard you were an exorcist,â€ asks young priest Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) â€œWho told you that?â€ Marcus (Ben Daniels) responds. Oscar winner Geena Davis plays Angela Rance. She swears sheâ€™s not crazy, and is convinced her daughter (Hannah Kasulka) is being tormented by a demon. Soon strange things are happening, creepy men are stalking around their building.
â€œI think God spoke to me today, I think he wants me to help this family,â€ says Father Tomas. Similar to the famous film, things start moving around, there are angry demonic voices, and horrible looking deformities begin to occur. The highlight is the end of the trailer when the iconic “Tubular Bells” hits, the melody was nominated for an Oscar and is synonymous with The Exorcist.
Friday’s panel had writer-producer Jeremy Slater along with stars Herrera, Daniels and Davis talking about their experiences shooting the show.
The Exorcist debuts on Friday, September 23rd at 9:00pm on FOX.
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Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, â€œThe Exorcistâ€ broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (â€œRise of the Planet of the Apesâ€), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one familyâ€™s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, â€œSense8,â€ â€œThe Chosenâ€) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, â€œFlesh and Bone,â€ â€œHouse of Cardsâ€) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomasâ€™ parish. On the surface, theyâ€™re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, â€œSpin City,â€ â€œFerris Buellerâ€™s Day Offâ€), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, â€œThe Fostersâ€), thinks sheâ€™s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, â€œCommander in Chief,â€ â€œThelma & Louiseâ€) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naÃ¯ve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.
THE EXORCIST | A Demon | FOX BROADCASTING
The most terrifying film ever made becomes the television series event of the fall.