Fall TV Preview

The Exorcist: Geena Davis' (Possible) Return, John Cho's Arriving 'Mistress' and More Season 2 Scoop

There was not a single spinning head nor did anyone projectile vomit when the (partially new) cast and EPs of Fox’s The Exorcist sat down with me to dish about the series’ drastically different second season, but I did manage to expel a fair amount of scoop out of the assembled parties.

Highlights from the above video Q&A (which was shot last month at Comic-Con) include: An update on the possible return of Season 1 star Geena Davis; fresh intel on John Cho’s new foster-father character and the length of his Exorcist gig (hint: he likened himself to being the show’s “mistress”); and details about the season’s nature-centric, Cabin in the Woods premise.

The new, rural setting “allowed us to do different types of pacing and different types of horror” this season,” notes co-showrunner Sean Crouch, all while telling “three interweaving stories that will all crash into each other at different points.”

The Exorcist returns with Season 2 on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c on Fox.

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6 Comments
  1. Ihavetaste says:

    Such a terrible show. I can’t believe they renewed it. The special effects are bad,super bad. The writing is laughable. What a great way to ruin a classic. You know,the scariest movie of all time?

    • malbano720 says:

      I respectfully acknowledge your perspective. Just to get a bit more of a clarification of your mindset and where you are coming from, could you give more examples from the show for each critique you gave? For example, what about the special effects did you consider bad (specific episodes, scenes, and/or on-going recurring elements). How could have they done it differently to be more on your respective level of what is good? What about the writing turned you off?

      • ChrisM says:

        You’re asking a lot from a poster just expressing an opinion and, likely, not a critic. Giving such details about the show would not be worth their time.

        Just know that, IMO, the first three episodes are fairly intriguing. Performances by the priests and and the daughter played by Hannah Kasulks were decent enough. After that, it starts falling apart. There were no special special effects other than the usual levitation and characters being manipulated by telekinetic forces you see in such films. Geena Davis was poor casting. The whole thing follows up on the movie, which should have been left alone. It ends up being sort of cheesy. The series is only 10 episodes, which may have contributed to rushing the pacing of the story and characters that initially made it interesting. You can watch it on Hulu – not sure you need a subscription though. Give it a shot.

    • I had the complete opposite reaction. I loved the film also so had really high expectations. I can see why the first episode might have been underwhelming but it actually evolved to be one of the best shows of that TV season. Like a hidden gem I wish more people had followed. Geena Davis just kept adding layer upon layer to the character, the mythology became much more unique and complex and some episodes were genuinely terrifying. The entire cast were just so committed to the material. I must say the renewal surprised me because Fox don’t usually pick creativity over ratings but I’m so glad they did this time. I can only see the show getting better from here on in so I really hope they get better numbers this time! It would be devastating if it get’s overlooked, particularly now they’ve established the rules and the world. Everything has been set up for some really great storylines and moments to come.

  2. Faithful follower says:

    Yesss… Please bring it back

  3. M Summers says:

    Please learn to spell