Episodes: 20 (hour)
TV show dates: September 23, 2016 — December 15, 2017
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Kurt Egyiawan, Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Brianne Howey, and Hannah Kasulka.
TV show description:
This psychological thriller TV series is based on the horror feature film from 1973 which itself was based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty. The story follows two very different priests as they tackle one family’s case of a horrifying demonic possession.
Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) is the new face of the Catholic Church. He’s progressive, ambitious and compassionate. Father Tomas runs a small, but loyal, parish in the suburbs of Chicago and he has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever.
Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) is a modern-day Templar Knight. He’s an orphan who was raised by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. He is everything Father Tomas is not — he’s relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his mission. Father Marcus constantly butts heads with his adversary within the church, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan).
Caught in the middle of these two very different priests is the Rance family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, American family, but all is not as it seems in this household.
Henry Rance (Alan Ruck) is the patriarch and is recovering from a traumatic injury. Eldest daughter Katherine (Brianne Howey), formerly a ballet dancer, 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.
Their girls’ mother, Angela (Geena Davis), believes there is something in the house — a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate for help, she begs Father Tomas. Unwittingly, she sets the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus.
Separately, Tomas and Marcus face an insurmountable task. Together they become the Rances’ only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.
Episode #20 — Unworthy
Everything has led to this moment. As one priest fights for his life in the hospital, another is forced to confront the ghosts of his past. With time running out to save Andy’s life, one of the exorcists must make the ultimate sacrifice
First aired: December 15, 2017.
What do you think? Do you like The Exorcist TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?