The Exorcist has plans to run for seven seasons

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a new poster for FOX's THE EXORCIST season 2 (which you can check out below) and some choice casting news, including the addition of John Cho to the madness this coming season. This is all well and good, but how about the long-game of the series?

Today we have news regarding the plan for the series overall. Showrunners Jeremy Slater and Sean Crouch sat down with Screen Rant for an interview and let slip their plans for the series overall, which in their minds will run a good 7 seasons and wrap up all the mysteries and questions.

Jeremy Slater on THE EXORCIST: 

We’ve sort of plotted it out very generally, just in case, so we know that we have an end point in mind for this, and we will answer every question at some point along the way. That’s really important to us.

Sean Crouch: 

Six seasons and a movie, that’s our aim [laughs]. And then we go into the Vatican this season and really get into that story with Father Bennett and hopefully, that’s our connective tissue in the mythology of the show. It could go for six or seven seasons and hopefully have a very satisfying ending.

Slater continues:

You can’t tell a seven-year story about one family that just keeps getting possessed over and over again without the audience starting to hate you for putting one family through so much shit. So the idea is every year we’ll have a different case, we’ll have a different sort of possessed individual and different family, and but it’s Marcus and Thomas — our priests, our recurring characters — that you’re gonna follow and have that investment with.

For those who might not know, Crouch's line "six seasons and a movie" is a joke in the way that it's said that every single showrunner plans this for their series. While that's not necessarily true, this is a real joke among TV execs and showrunner. I've seen the Netflix documentary SHOWRUNNERS, so, you know, I know everything about the job now. Kidding, but seriously, check out that doc.

Anyhow, I'm excited by the idea of 7 seasons of THE EXORCIST, sure, but let's just get through this second season first and then we'll see how we feel in an Exorcist world without the family Rance there to keep us grounded. Fingers crossed it all works out fine. I'm sure it will.

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THE EXORCIST Season Two synopsis:

Across the Atlantic, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God. Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to Andrew Kim (John Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle. When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with Hell.

THE EXORCIST Season Two premieres Friday, Sept. 29.

Source: Screen Rant

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