You don’t need a time machine to take you get back to the 16th century to catch an exorcism. The Exorcist Season 2 did that for you.
The Exorcist Season 2 Episodes
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air date: Sept 29, 2017
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air date: November 17, 2017
air date: December 1, 2017
air date: December 8, 2017
air date: December 15, 2017
The Exorcist Season 2 Setting
The Exorcist season 1 was set in Chicago, 40 years after the Georgetown exorcisms. The series was more than just a TV adaptation of a beloved horror movie, and you can expect The Exorcist Season 2 will continue to play with expectations. Hence the jettisoning of most of the core cast and moving the location from Chi-Town to the Pacific Northwest. Further…
The Exorcist Season 2 Cast
John Cho (Star Trek, Sleepy Hollow, Selfie) will play Andrew Kim, a former child psychologist who runs a foster home on a private island in the Pacific Northwest for at-risk kids. Deadpool co-star Brianna Hildebrand will play troubled teen Verity. Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels and Kurt Egyiawan will be returning to brave the hell of series regular cast.
The Rance family at the center of The Exorcist series was dispatched, and Geena Davis, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey, and Alan Ruck will not be back.
“A potential season two would find Marcus, Tomas and Bennett tasked with helping a new family or a new case of possession,” Slater told Bloody Disgusting last year. “Our challenge now is to create a new family that you care about just as much as the Rances, and to find ways to make their story feel just as compelling and unique as what came before.” But, he cryptically added, “that doesn’t mean we’ll never see any of the Rances again.”
In the meantime, fans can expect new cast members Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead to Deadpool fans) and the rebooted Star Trek‘s John Cho to join the cast.
Cho will play Andrew Kim, a former child psychologist who runs a foster home on a private island off the coast of Seattle for five at-risk kids. One of the kids is a read demon who catches the attention of roving exorcists Tomas Ortega and Marcus Keane. Hildebrand will play Verity, a teen about to turn 18, and on her way out of the house.
Deadline reports that Li Jun Li has been cast as Rose, a social worker in a group home located on a private island in Seattle that the main characters will investigate. Rose is described as a “by-the-books rule follower who arrives to investigate whether Andy is still capable of caring for the children without a maternal figure in the home. Though she’s a strict follower of the rules and boundaries that come with her profession, it becomes clear that she and Andy have a history, and Rose is the first who is able to see through Andy’s brave front. Having grown up in foster care herself, she understands the difficulty of creating a stable home for these children and can relate to them easily.”
The Exorcist panel at San Diego Comic-Con assembled Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera, Sense8), Father Marcus (Ben Daniels, House of Cards), Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan, Skyfall), and executive producers Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four), and Sean Crouch (Numb3rs).Jeremy Slater, the creator, and Sean Crouch, the executive producer, and Deadpool‘s Brianna Hildebrand. The panel was moderated by Deadline Senior Editor Dominic Patten.
The Exorcist panel told the Comic-Con faithful the devil will be found somewhere offshore the Pacific Northwest on an island for lost kids near Seattle.
“We’re going to see a foster home, a group for troubled kids,” Jeremy Slater told fans. “John [Cho]’s character is the patriarch, and Brianna [Hildebrand] is one of the kids in his care.”
The Exorcist season 2 will see the series develop as an anthology. The first step in the progression is to move away from Chicago, where the urban elite put on much too vulgar a display of power.
“Going into this season, the reason we switched it up from an upper-class urban family was to give it a nature look; the blues and greens make it feel more cinematic,” Sean Crouch explained. “It opens the sandbox to play in other types. A lot of Japanese horror is nature-based, and that can influence where we’re going this season.”
The roving priests of season 1 are striking out for new horrors, but the producers warned we may not have seen the last of the Rance family. The tortured descendants of Regan might put in a cameo if “there’s a story reason behind it and not a gratuitous one,” according to Slater.
The series will also continue to follow the devilish doing of the institution of the church. Kurt Egyiawan’s Father Bennett will go to the sacred heart of matter, the Vatican.
“They have an Office of Exorcism which has been around for a thousand years and we’re playing into the reality of that,” Crouch said. “How does this (the exorcisms) effect the greater Catholic Church?”
Hildebrand didn’t say much about her foster child character, but promised “she’s going to be kicking ass.”