Paramount+ has renewed the horror crime series Evil for a third season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement comes only a few weeks following the former CBS show’s Season 2 launch on the streamer on June 20. The outlet notes that the series has been one of Paramount+’s “top acquisition drivers with viewership growing week-over-week” compared to Season 1.
Before the acquisition, Season 2 had been written for CBS while Season 3 will be developed specifically for a streaming-only experience, giving the creators more room to play. The first three episodes of the second season are now streaming with new episodes dropping weekly.
Evil is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a contractor as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
In Season 2, Kristen struggles with her darker nature, while David suffers temptation as he gets closer to his ordination. Meanwhile, Ben is visited by night terrors that prey on his greatest fears.
The series is led by Katja Herbers as Kristen, Mike Colter as David, Aasif Mandvi as Ben, and Michael Emerson as Leland. It also features Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp, Christine Lahti, and Patrick Brammall.
Evil hails from creators, showrunners, and executive producers The Good Wife duo Robert and Michelle King. It is executive produced by King Size Productions president Liz Glotzer.