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The Exorcist may find a new home on the small screen

Aug. 7, 2013by: Niki Stephens

It's almost officially that time of year. No, I'm not talking about Christmas, you crazy hobos! Halloween! To start the excitement for the spooky and spectacular month which will have several of us beginning work on our horror lists, one film that should be included is THE EXORCIST. Not to mention that this year we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of William Friedkin's classic that continues to scare generation upon generation.

For those of you who have enjoyed horror film to small screen adaptations like BATES MOTEL may be interested in a series based on THE EXORCIST. Rights holders Morgan Creek are currently shopping around the idea to several networks. The series will be penned by Jeremy Slater who is also working on the next FANTASTIC FOUR flick. Apparently there is some interest from cable and broadcast networks. Roy Lee (THE DEPARTED, THE RING) will executive produce.

Last year, Sean Durkin (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE) was on board to adapt the series but it seems that Slater's fresh take on the story won the studio over.

Do you guys think that an EXORCIST series is worth doing? What do you think would be a great way to bring the story to the small screen?

Source: Deadline

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5:59AM on 08/08/2013
Does this mean it's only a matter of time before we get 'Jaws: The Series'?
Does this mean it's only a matter of time before we get 'Jaws: The Series'?
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3:41AM on 08/08/2013
Wasn't The Exorcist once became a TV series back in the 90s? Wait, or was that The Shining? I'm confused now.
Wasn't The Exorcist once became a TV series back in the 90s? Wait, or was that The Shining? I'm confused now.
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1:15AM on 08/08/2013

Believe it or not . . .

. . . I actually saw Halloween goodies for sale at a local grocery store today. HALLOWEEN. IN AUGUST.
. . . I actually saw Halloween goodies for sale at a local grocery store today. HALLOWEEN. IN AUGUST.
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10:20PM on 08/07/2013

halloween?

it's only august. let's not rush things.
it's only august. let's not rush things.
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8:10AM on 08/08/2013
My Cleveland Browns play their first preseason game tonight. As far as I'm concerned, Halloween and even Thanksgiving will be over before you know it . . .
My Cleveland Browns play their first preseason game tonight. As far as I'm concerned, Halloween and even Thanksgiving will be over before you know it . . .
10:16PM on 08/07/2013
"What do you think would be a great way to bring the story to the small screen?"

Popping the original into my blu ray player.
"What do you think would be a great way to bring the story to the small screen?"

Popping the original into my blu ray player.
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10:03PM on 08/07/2013
I would be down for a television show like this. Television needs more horror shows like Bates Motel, Hannibal, Walking Dead, Supernatural, and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
I would be down for a television show like this. Television needs more horror shows like Bates Motel, Hannibal, Walking Dead, Supernatural, and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
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1:17AM on 08/08/2013
The only real horror in HCHBB is actually watching it . . .
The only real horror in HCHBB is actually watching it . . .
3:29AM on 08/08/2013
Ha. True. I don't know why I was thumbed down. I was clearly being sarcastic.
Ha. True. I don't know why I was thumbed down. I was clearly being sarcastic.
10:01PM on 08/07/2013
The trick will be to get the best out of it without the censors ruining it.
The trick will be to get the best out of it without the censors ruining it.
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10:04PM on 08/07/2013
They should either put the show on AMC, FX, or A and E.
They should either put the show on AMC, FX, or A and E.
10:12PM on 08/07/2013
Lets keep it real, put it in FX. AMC would strangle it......don't have a problem with A&E but I don't know how strapped for cash they are with advertisers, as well as their prime time demographic. Put it on FX where it at least has a chance to flourish creatively.
Lets keep it real, put it in FX. AMC would strangle it......don't have a problem with A&E but I don't know how strapped for cash they are with advertisers, as well as their prime time demographic. Put it on FX where it at least has a chance to flourish creatively.
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