The new Omen TV series may have been a bit of a flop, but FOX is hoping for much greater success with its television adaptation of that other great horror film of the early ’80s – The Exorcist. Outcast may have brought possession back to the small screen first, but The Exorcist has 40 years of notoriety to hook viewers.
The series, inspired by William Peter Blatty’s novel, follows two very different priests, one played by Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, The Chosen) and the other by Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone, House of Cards), who tackle the case of one family’s horrifying ordeal with demonic possession. The show also stars Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise, The Fly) as Angela, the mother of the family dealing with the demonic forces that reside in their house.
The show appears to feature a lot of people with their hands over their mouths.
The Exorcist currently has no official UK broadcaster. The wimps.