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Fox moves forward with a television series based upon The Exorcist

01.22.2016

A Television series based upon THE EXORCIST has been in the works for so long that I'd actually completely forgotten about it (I have the memory of a fish apparently) but now Fox has restored the project to life by ordering a pilot episode based upon William Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name. Whenever a potential television series based upon a classic film is being discussed, my initial reaction is typically to wonder what the hell those people are smoking and why oh why would they every consider this to be a good idea. However, when my list of all-time favourite television series includes Hannibal, I realize that I have to keep an open mind.

Fox's pilot for the new EXORICST series is being described as a modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s book, as well as "a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil." As with most things, there's definitely potential for something good to happen, but when you're trying to follow-up a film like THE EXORCIST, you need to be more than merely "good" in order to stand apart.

Are you at all interested in Fox's Exorcist series?

Source: Variety

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2:41AM on 01/23/2016
No..just no. Leave this film alone please!
No..just no. Leave this film alone please!
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8:28PM on 01/22/2016

If this was being produced by Bryan Fuller, I would be excited

After "Hannibal", any classic in my mind can be done in a tv format if the characters are well written. I don't trust FOX being able to handle this unless it comes on FX.
After "Hannibal", any classic in my mind can be done in a tv format if the characters are well written. I don't trust FOX being able to handle this unless it comes on FX.
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8:58PM on 01/22/2016
Hannibal should not have worked nearly as well as it did, loved that show. I see this either following one exorcism per season or going the Supernatural monster of the week route. Neither one sounds that promising...
Hannibal should not have worked nearly as well as it did, loved that show. I see this either following one exorcism per season or going the Supernatural monster of the week route. Neither one sounds that promising...
8:26PM on 01/22/2016
Unless they somehow manage to hire William Friedkin as a showrunner and give him carte blanche to violate FCC rules at will, I won't be watching it.
Unless they somehow manage to hire William Friedkin as a showrunner and give him carte blanche to violate FCC rules at will, I won't be watching it.
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