Currently streaming exclusively on Hulu, Fox’s The Exorcist is not necessarily a reboot, but a follow-up to the original 1973 film of the same name. If you were a fan of the original franchise I highly suggest you give Captain Howdy and the Catholic Church another go in this modern day continuation. Although it is still undecided whether this series will be greenlit for a second season as the first comes to an end, the first season of The Exorcist is well worth the watch, regardless.
Starring Geena Davis (A League of Their Own, Beetlejuice), Alfonso Herrera (The Chosen, Sense8) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards, Flesh and Bone), The Exorcist follows along as one desperate mother enlists the help of her local priest and a disgraced exorcist, in fears of a demonic presence that is trying to inhabit her family. Without giving away too much of this badass plot, I will say that not only can you look forward to the reemergence of Captain Howdy aka the Salesman and demon Pazuzu, but in this continuation, the demon takes on his own persona in the most seductively dark and beautiful depiction, courtesy of actor, Robert Emmet Lunney (Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order). Truly a graceful and ensnaring performance on his part, so don’t miss it!
This is probably not the ideal series for a family setting as it does follow through with the tradition of the original film as far as content goes but within the parameters of what is allowed on television of course. Fabulous acting, intriguing characters and one hell of a plot twist, The Exorcist will not disappoint. With eight episodes currently available on Hulu, there are only two episodes left of this season, so what better time like the present to binge out and catch up?
Still not sure? Check out the trailer for Fox’s The Exorcist below:
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