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Hang Onto Your Pea Soup—The Exorcist May Be Coming To TV

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More proof that this is the Year of Satan in pop culture. The Exorcist is coming back—but not in the way you’d expect. It’s coming to TV, with a modern twist.

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Fox has given a pilot order to The Exorcist, which will be based on the original 1971 William Peter Blatty book. This new take, written by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four, The Lazarus Effect) is more modern than the iconic 1973 film, and is being described 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.”

But can The Exorcist compete on a weekly basis with the hijinks of Damian and Lucifer? Only time (and Satan) will tell.

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[Entertainment Weekly]


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DISCUSSION

*Rolls eyes*...

Well, okay... if it was the adventures of a couple of globe-trotting priests exorcising various demonic entities and getting in adventures searching for ancient relics and sacred locations around the world, I’d be on board. :P Probably not for a re-boot, though.

INCIDENTALLY... when I Google-image-searched for “exorcist ii”, this magnificent gif came up for some reason.

LOOK AT IT!

I’d really think that I’d have a fond memory of Lynda in this situation, but I do not.

Well...

DID not... =D