Evil scares up an early season 3 renewal at Paramount+

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Evil is only three episodes into its second season at its new home on Paramount+ but the supernatural series has already received some good news. The Robert and Michelle King created show has been renewed for a third season by the ViacomCBS streamer.

According to "Deadline", this season already has proven to be a major winner for Paramount+, with viewership growing week-over-week compared to the first season, according to a small snippet of ratings data released with the renewal announcement. New episodes drop weekly on Sundays on the platform and it would seem that going streaming was the best decision for the series.

During Evil's first season, it was one of the best-reviewed new broadcast series of the 2019-20 season and it originated on the CBS network where it struggled to deliver strong linear ratings. That being said, the series has excelled on digital and comes from the Kings who helped launch the Paramount+ predecessor CBS All Access with The Good Fight, which is now also on Paramount+. Evil moved from CBS to Paramount+ ahead of its current second season after a strong showing for the first season on the platform as well as on Netflix as part of a one-year promotional window deal Evil producer CBS Studios made with the global streamer.

Evil is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a contractor as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. The series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, and Dalya Knapp.

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Source: Deadline

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