This certainly flew under my radar…
Somehow, I had no idea that Fox was turning THE EXORCIST into a TV series, and this teaser trailer that’s just been released is my legitimate introduction to what they have in store for us. This new take on THE EXORCIST is set to come out this fall, and you can check out the teaser right here on LRM:
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 arrives on Fox on September 23rd.
This looks one to keep an eye out for…