FOX has ordered an Exorcist TV series pilot
First reported on back in 2013, FOX is moving forward with plans for a television series based on William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist. According to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, FOX has ordered an Exorcist tv series pilot that still has Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) attached to script.
The Exorcist was published in 1971, inspired by alleged true stories of demonic possession. The story follows Regan, a 12-year-old girl, who is taken over by an ultimate evil. The Exorcist was famously brought to the screen in 1973 with a feature film helmed by William Friedkin. It remains widely regarded as one of the scariest films of all time and went on to spawn a feature film franchise. Exorcist II: The Heretic followed in 1977, The Exorcist III in 1990, Exorcist: The Beginning in 2004 and Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist in 2005.
Blatty himself followed The Exorcist with a 1983 sequel novel, Legion.
The Exorcist won’t be the only exorcism-themed television series heading to the small screen. The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has a television series on the way titled Outcast. Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever. You can watch the Outcast trailer here.
Slater is also attached to executive produce the series alongside David Robinson, James Robinson and Barbara Wall. Both 20th Century Fox Television and Morgan Creek Productions are producing.
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