Alan Ruck, who guest starred in the pilot for Fox’s new drama The Exorcist, is joining the series as a series regular.

Inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book and the classic horror movie, The Exorcist is a serialized psychological thriller following two very different men — Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and Father Marcus Brennan (Ben Daniels) — tackling the Rance family’s horrifying case of demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.

The Exorcist (Fox)
Fox

Ruck plays Henry, the Rance family’s patriarch. Once a successful civil engineer, Henry suffered a traumatic accident that left him permanently impaired. Now he finds himself a prisoner inside his own body, frustrated by his lack of progress and his inability to help his family in their time of need. Despite all this, he remains a warm, loving presence, and someone who will go to any lengths to protect the ones he loves.

Ruck will co-star alongside Herrera, Daniels, Geena Davis as matriarch Angela Rance, Brianne Howey as elder daughter Katherine Rance, Hannah Kasulka as younger daughter Casey Rance, Kurt Egyiawan as Brother Bennett.

The Exorcist pilot was written by Jeremy Slater and directed by Rupert Wyatt. The two executive produces with Rolin Jones, James Robinson, David Robinson, Barbara Wall and Roy Lee. 20th TV produces with Morgan Creek Prods.

Spin City alum Ruck is repped by APA and Teitelbaum Artists.