An extremely short new teaser has been unleashed for FOX’s new TV series The Exorcist, based on one of the greatest horror films of all time; you know, The Exorcist? It’s only 20-seconds long, but it’s surprisingly atmospheric thanks to the eerie narration. There’s also a good old-fashioned jump scare at the end, so keep an eye out for that.
Written by the Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect, Fantastic Four) and directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), the pilot episode of The Exorcist will air on 23rd September at 9pm.
Feather Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. Father Marcus Brennan (Ben Daniels) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission.
Caught in the middle is the Rance family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, Henry Rance (Alan Ruck) is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter Katherine (Brianne Howey) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, Casey (Hannah Kasulka) thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother Angela (Geena Davis) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last.
Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilising for centuries.
Check out the teaser below and be sure to tune in to The Exorcist this September.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)