Will there be a third season of The Exorcist? Recently, executive producers Jeremy Slater and Sean Crouch spoke with Deadline about the future of the FOX TV show.
Based on the 1973 feature film and William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, the horror drama follows Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and former priest Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) as they explore paranormal phenomena.
In the interview, Slater revealed there are plans for a third season of The Exorcist but FOX probably won’t make a renewal decision until this spring:
We have ideas for sure. I mean, we obviously have a great mystery built in with Tomas and Mouse having driven off into the sunset together and then six months later Marcus learns that either they’re in danger or something bad has happened.
In this season, we’ve also set up the idea that at this point the Catholic Church has been compromised. It has been infiltrated by these sleeper agents including Father Bennett, who has now been turned to the other side, to give us a great face to the evil conspiracy. So we’re really stacking the deck against our heroes and we’re really saying that if they’re going to stand a chance at kind of toppling this conspiracy, we’re going to need to form some sort of resistance. Whether that means reaching out to members of other faiths and other religions or whether that means Marcus reaching out to sort of his contacts in the supernatural underworld, I think you’re going to start to see the first steps in a larger war.”
Also, Crouch said that if FOX doesn’t renew the series it’s likely The Exorcist could wind up at Hulu or Amazon:
Well, because of the ownership, if it does get canceled or let go by Fox in May, that does open up for us to be able to go out to Hulu or Amazon or you know somewhere else with it. I know 20th the studio loves it and it does really well internationally and it does well online. So it could be one of those things that they wait and all of a sudden next December or next January we announce that there’s a deal with Hulu at that point for the next version of what this is.”
However, Slater did tweet about the FOX/Disney merger, saying it wasn’t great news for The Exorcist:
This Fox/Disney merger is awful for a number of reasons, and I can’t imagine it means good things for the future of our show. But hey, Disney: You now own about 18 unused drafts of FANTASTIC FOUR. Go nuts.
— Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) December 14, 2017
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Exorcist? Do you want a third season?