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TV Series Based on “The Exorcist” is in the Works

Jason McDonald 33 Comments

Right now I’m imagining a TV executive as he strokes his miniature poodle and turns to an assistant while saying “Horror, so hot right now. Horror.”  The ongoing search for the next big horror TV show property continues and, once again, networks are turning their eyes towards “The Exorcist.”

Deadline is reporting that Morgan Creek (the current owners of the rights to the property) are looking to bring “The Exorcist” property to television.  They’ve even found a writer to help bring the series to life.  Jeremy Slater, who wrote the script for the upcoming “Fantastic Four” remake, has been attached to pen the drama.

Also attached to the project is executive producer Roy Lee, who previously worked on “The Departed” and “The Ring.”

This isn’t the first time that an “Exorcist” TV series has been attempted.  Long time readers might remember that we ran a similar story last year.  You might notice that the only thing that has changed from that report and this one is that the main writer has been replaced.  With this change in writer comes a new direction in the story as this series will take a different approach to the story than the one previously attempted.

Since 2012 we’ve seen a few more horror-based TV shows hit the scene and become massively popular.  Perhaps this will provide the extra momentum Morgan Creek needs to finally entice a network to purchase their pitch.

TV Series Based on The Exorcist is in the Works

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      1. Levi August 8, 2013 at 12:55 am

        Okay, so obviously making a TV series out of every famous horror film is the new remaking stuff. Uhm…no thanks.

      2. Maddie August 8, 2013 at 2:17 am

        NOOOOOOOOOO! For the love of god no!!! Enough movies to bad tv shows. Bates Motel and Hannibal are bad enough….. not this one too!

      3. bearmon2010 August 9, 2013 at 11:45 am

        Did you know that this movie was supposed to be a boy in the true story but they used the girl for stupid reasons. Anyway, I dont want no series from television. I am sick and tired of series. I rather to watch any movies. The series is annoying!

        • Kyoko August 10, 2013 at 6:22 am

          No they didn’t, the exorcist is based on a book and Reagan was very much a girl. The demon was very sexually abusive in the book, but they cut the majority of it out in the movie, except for the infamous crucifix masturbation scene. They couldn’t have done that with a boy, they were just staying true to the novel.

      4. MikeyM August 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

        No more prequels please.

      5. Sandy August 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        I saw a UK t.v. series (Apparitions) it was very good! I really loved it. Unfortunately they stopped the series and left me saddened. Maybe this may satisfy my craving.

      6. moses August 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

        who care…..??????????

      7. Rafizan August 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

        I love THE EXORCIST. My number one scariest movie of all time. My hope is they never remake it.

      8. Ben Aziza Kacem November 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        Linda Blair (y) , the excorcist

        • Horror-Movies.ca November 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

          yep this article is about the exorcist

      9. Nadia Ochoa November 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

        Matthew Ochoa

      10. Tracy Willis November 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        No shouldn’t happen. .it will ruin it

      11. Steve Rocklein November 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        I don’t know, I guess it would have to cover multiple people being possessed.

      12. Dave Walsh November 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        Yes definetly.

      13. Punch Killmaster November 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        When the fuck are they going to stop doing this? These films need to have their legacies left alone and intact. Hollywood laziness is out of control!!!

      14. David Martin November 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

        Hell no!

      15. Mikael Douglas November 17, 2013 at 4:51 pm

        Leave it to lazy t.v. slobs to mutilate yet another iconic cinematographic creation.

      16. Tony Calderone November 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        never can beat the great movie

      17. Josh Savell November 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        I dunno about a show but I could do a sequel where maybe Pazzuzu comes back for Reagans family, a grand child perhaps…..

      18. David Martin November 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        It’s not Hollywood laziness, it’s Hollywood’s lack of creativity surrounded by burnt out elitists who won’t allow new writers and ideas enter the forum. If I see one more dumb ass comedy with Stiller/Vaughn/Wilson and the rest of the lame ‘comedic’ gang come out of La La Land I’m moving to Iceland!

      19. Oopsie Worth November 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm

        I’ll be happy when they gets over this horror thing that TV has been on. They sugar coat and water everything down trying to appeal to the masses. Just hate it. I want horror to got back into the shadows, so real fans can enjoy it again. I don’t watch horror to say “OMG that was so funny or he’s soooo hot!”

      20. Susanna Lopez November 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        My nightmare

      21. Art Maya November 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        If its put on amc…then maybe it will work

      22. Daniel Ray Bunn November 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

        Why keep making movies into TV shows they always end up stupid and can’t carry the same plot forever so stop the bullshit TV shows

      23. Vagabond High November 17, 2013 at 6:08 pm

        LEGION!!!!!!!!!!!COOL!!!!!!!!!

      24. Jeanette Lucero November 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

        Elorra Herrera, Dolores C. Herrera, Harley Quinn, Johnny Voodoo Nelson. Hmmm.

      25. Claudia Sausa November 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

        This better happen because I’m STOKED!

      26. Jennifer Banas November 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm

        @ David Martin THANK YOU!

      27. Cam Riebe November 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        I welcome anything new. If it work’s great, if not I’ll tune out. I definitely watch this though.

      28. Derek Stewart November 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        I don’t care what they do anymore.

      29. Elorra Herrera November 18, 2013 at 12:28 am

        No, leave the exorcist alone

      30. Lars Quiroga November 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        You know what she did??? Your cunting daugther!

      31. Brenda Butler November 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        well i would like to see more true stories on excorism