“…Fox’s adaptation doesn’t just pay homage to what’s gone before, it locates and mines the kind of unsettled emotions that so often form the foundation of the most emotionally resonant genre pieces. It takes the fear that a mother doesn’t know her own children, and magnifies it in visually arresting and thematically ambiguous ways, while suggesting that even in families that mean well, connections can be more tenuous than anyone ever guessed.”— Variety
“The groundwork is laid for the show to explore matters of religious faith — styles of doctrinal interpretation and application, limits of belief, the meaning of temptation in the modern age.”— Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
“My head is spinning…the pilot is better than it has any right to be — tensely paced, sharply directed, and creepy enough to make you look and look away at the same time.”— Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
“The Exorcist, which stars Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels and is based on William Peter Blatty’s bestseller and the 1973 William Friedkin-directed blockbuster, is a surprisingly compelling canvas on which blood and much more is painted. …Without giving anything away, this Exorcist wasn’t exactly scary but instead scintillating – and that’s much better in the end.”— Dominic Patten, Deadline
“…shows promise, not only because of the creep factor, but because of the star-studded cast’s grounded performances, and traumatic storylines we’re actually interested in following for the rest of the season.”— Samantha Sofka, Nerdist
“I’ll cherish the fact that for the first time since I was introduced to the franchise in 1999, there’s a reason to be excited about it again. …if the TV show’s quality stays this consistent it can top [Exorcist] III as the franchise’s most worthy follow up to the legendary original.”— Brian Collins, Birth. Movie. Death.
”The pilot episode of Fox’s “The Exorcist” was stylish – think grey-tinged houses, wherein lies a grey-tinged sense of dread – and confident enough to pay homage to its source material without cheapening the original’s legacy.”— Rebecca Hawkes, The Telegraph
““The Exorcist” is the best new horror show on TV.”— John Squires, Bloody Disgusting
“Fox’s “The Exorcist” has been nothing but incredibly impressive so far, and …“Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault” was a game-changer not just for the show, but also for the franchise universe it takes place in. …it just became the most must-watch horror series on television, and the stakes for the next five episodes have just been raised considerably.”— John Squires, Bloody Disgusting
“It is absolutely deranged from top to bottom, and immense fun.”— John Tatlock, The Quietus
Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series: a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of demonic possession.
Nominated for a 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, the Saturn Award for Best Horror Television Show, and the Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Television Movie/Miniseries/Pilot ACS Award (Alex Disenof), Season One of THE EXORCIST stars Ben Daniels, Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera, Alan Ruck, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka, and Kurt Egyiawan.
Co-Executive Producer/Episode 104 Adam Stein
Staff Writer/Episode 108 Marcus Gardley
Music Supervisor Ryan Kattner
Costume Dept. Jessica Ford
"Cherry Rego" Keira Naughton
"Postulant Claire" Ceci Fernandez
"Talk Show Host" Greg Stuhr
"Reporter" Tony Manna
From Morgan Creek Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and New Neighborhood.