The possession series, toplined by Geena Davis, Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera based on William Peter Blatty’s bestseller and the classic 1973 movie, has a soft freshman ratings run though held steady. It averaged a modest 1.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7). The Exorcist is liked creatively by the network. The pitch for next season was well received, and the genre drama, from 20th TV, had been looking good to continue. There is talk about bringing in a showrunner for Season 2.
Written and executive produced by Jeremy Slater, The Exorcist series is described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil. No specific details of where Season 2 might go, but producers say it will open a new chapter of the iconic franchise. Slater told Deadline’s Dominic Patten at the conclusion of Season 1, that he has “a lot more story to tell” if the series was renewed, so stay tuned.
Slater executive produces with Rolin Jones, Rupert Wyatt, Roy Lee, James Robinson, David Robinson, Barbara Wall.