The Exorcist Season 2 confirmed by FOX finally

FOX’s The Exorcist TV series will be back for more

We’ll admit to a certain degree of scepticism when FOX announced that it would be adapting William Peter Blatty’s classic The Exorcist into a modern-day TV series, but the Jeremy Slater-scripted show was one of the most pleasant surprises on telly last year. Since it finished its run in December, fans have been anxiously waiting to hear if it would be brought back for a second season.

Finally, five months later, FOX has announced that the supernatural show will return, as Deadline reports. They note that the series didn’t exactly over-perform in the ratings, but with good reviews and a strong brand behind it, a decision was finally made to commission Season Two. They also note that the executives in charge were fans of the first season and “the pitch for next season was well received.” No information on what that pitch actually entails, though…

The Exorcist starred Geena Davis, and Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera as the two padres tasked with taking care of supernatural business. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes‘ Rupert Wyatt directed the pilot and served as executive producer along with Slater, Rolin Jones, Roy Lee, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall. Deadline suggests that a new showrunner may be brought in for Season Two. Slater’s next project is Adam Wingard’s already-controversial Death Note remake coming from Netflix in August, which has faced a lot of criticism for whitewashing its leads.

It’s been a great few days for renewals, with American Gods, iZombie, Agents Of SHIELD and The Originals all getting the go-ahead for more, although Sleepy Hollow has finally been laid to rest. We’ll be very interested to see where The Exorcist will take us next, now we just have to wait and see what’s going to happen to Wayward Pines

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