The Exorcist Reboot: Fox Pilot Casts Flesh and Bone, Sense8 Stars

The Exorcist TV Series

Ready for some pilot-season news that’s sure to leave heads spinning? (Yes, that pun was intended.)

Fox’s modern reinvention of The Exorcist has cast Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone, House of Cards) and Alfonso Herrera (Sense8) in series-regular roles.

Daniels will play Father Marcus, described by the network as “the intense holy warrior carrying out an occupation that the church no longer acknowledges in public.”

Herrera, meanwhile, has been cast as Father Tomas, “the warm, selfless and compassionate leader of a small but hearty little church.”

The potential series is being described as an hour-long “modern reinvention” of William Blatty’s 1971 book (which spawned the classic 1973 horror film of the same name).

Adapted by up-and-coming screenwriter Jeremy Slater, the project is being 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.”

Daniels and Herrera join previously announced cast members Brianne Howey (Scream Queens) and Hannah Kasulka (The Fosters).