We have our girls and now we have our priests in the upcoming Fox reimagining of William Blatty’s The Exorcist. Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera (Demon Inside, Sense8) and Ben Daniels (Doom, Locke, Flesh and Bone) have been cast as a couple of priests who get tied up in a world of devilish possession.
Herrera will play the compassionate Father Thomas to Daniels’ more intense holy warrior, who carries out acts that the church will no longer acknowledge. Think of them like the good cop and bad cop of religion.
The Exorcist is described as a propulsive, serialised psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.
They join a cast that, so far, includes Brianne Howey as Charlotte – AKA the new Regan – and Hannah Kasulka as her sister Casey. The show has been directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and is set to air on Fox later this year.