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.