The Exorcist Season 2 is officially moving forward, and there is a new direction the Fox TV show will be moving toward. With all the hype and hysteria following the season finale and looming cancellation of the show that fans were dreading late last season, The Exorcist has officially made the cut for another year in prime time.
Although The Exorcist is based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, the show has now found a new path forward to make it is more salable for Season 2 and all future years.
In Season 2 of The Exorcist, recent reports from TV Line indicate that the saga with Regan MacNeil, also known as Angela Rance, has officially concluded and the cast list reflects that as well. That means Season 1 stars Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Hannah Kasulka and Brianne Howey have all been excluded and a new cast is about to flesh out the series.
But The Exorcist does have the key element that it originally set out to use, which is the trio of exorcists played by Alfonso Herrera, Kurt Egyiawan, and Ben Daniels. All three men have been bumped up to the sole main characters in Season 2, with the exception of the newcomers who will presumably fill the roles of victims on the show.
— The Exorcist (@TheExorcistFOX) January 23, 2017
This news about Season 2 of The Exorcist does not mean that Geena Davis and her fellow cast mates will never appear on the show again. As most fans already know, Hollywood and network television like to bring big name stars back for guest roles, and they are almost sure to do with that with The Exorcist.
When fears were mounting about the cancellation of The Exorcist on Fox, fans took to social media and voiced their concerns about it. Some also went as far as to create petitions.
That same fear also seemed to be shared by The Exorcist executive producer Jeremy Slater, who sat down and spoke with Deadline about how he wanted the show to move forward in future seasons. The timing of this interview was also a bit suspicious, considering he did it just before the Season 1 finale aired last December.
When Slater was asked about the possible demise of Angela/Regan, he gave one of those answers that alluded to the truth, but still gave an impression of mystery. But he still managed to plug the future of The Exorcist on Fox with enthusiasm.
“My general response is that the characters that survive tonight’s finale and still have interesting stories to tell — you will absolutely see them again in the future if we have one,” Jeremy Slater said. “Partially because I think we’ve created a big and exciting world with a mythology that we barely begun to scratch the surface of, and I think there are stories to be told in this world to be told for years to come.”
— The Exorcist (@TheExorcistFOX) January 27, 2017
But in regards to how he intended The Exorcist to play out in future seasons, Slater spoke about the theme he wanted to use moving forward.
“Well, every season of The Exorcist has to wrap up the emotional storyline you’ve been following – otherwise you are just spinning plates,” Jeremy Slater said. “Cause if you now have Season 3 and come back for demonic Alan Ruck, I just think audiences roll their eyes and lose interest in that show very quickly – I know I would. I think you have to always be evolving and changing and finding new stories to tell as opposed to figuring out ways to keep the status quo alive?”
That certainly does seem to be the case with Season 2 of The Exorcist, which will be using a whole new cast list of actors filling out roles for possible victims of demonic possession.
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