Get ready for what looks like it could be a nice return to one of the greatest worlds that horror has ever created. While most of The Exorcist sequels serve as a major disappointment, Fox managed to craft something fans could really latch onto with The Exorcist TV series last year, which tied in directly to the original movie. The Exorcist season 2 is getting ready to possess viewers later this month on Friday, September 29. Now, the first horrifying trailer for the upcoming season has arrived.
The trailer comes to us via Bloody Disgusting and gives us our first real taste of what's to come on The Exorcist Season 2. We've known that this will not be a continuation of the story told in The Exorcist Season 1 for a while and that stars Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey, Alan Ruck and Geena Davis, who played an older version of Regan from the original movie, will not return. Here's the official synopsis for the premiere of The Exorcist season 2.
"Six months after leaving Chicago, Father Tomas continues his training to become an exorcist under the watchful eye of his partner Marcus Keane. Their travels lead them to a troubled young woman in rural Montana, where their investigation puts them in the crosshairs of her extended family. But as Tomas' skills continue to grow, Marcus begins to worry that his apprentice is taking unnecessary risks. The action then switches to a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle, where Andy Kim (John Cho, 'Star Trek,' 'Harold & Kumar') runs a group home for at-risk foster children, whose lives are disrupted when the state sends a social worker (Li Jun Li, 'Quantico,' 'Blindspot') to determine whether the foster home should be closed. Little do they know the true danger is yet to come: a malevolent presence that has set its sights upon one of the children in Andy's care."
The synopsis is heavily teased in the first footage from The Exorcist season 2. We see what looks like a mostly happy home, but it doesn't stay that way. Things get scary fast as we see the traces of this malevolent presence in the home, which leads to some very classic Exorcist imagery. We've heard that this season will be taking some influence from The Exorcist III, which is generally considered to be the best of the sequels. Specifically, we could be seeing some version of the famous jump scare from the hospital. That wasn't teased here, but it seems safe to assume the creative team would want to keep that under wraps until the time is right.
The Exorcist season 2 cast includes Alfonso Herrera as Father Tomas Ortega, Ben Daniels as Father Marcus Keane, Kurt Egyiawan as Father Bennett, Brianna Hildebrand as Verity, Zuleikha Robinson as Mouse, John Cho as Andy Kim and Li Jun Li as Rose. If this first trailer is any indication, this could be some horror TV well worth tuning into this fall season. Be sure to check out the first trailer for The Exorcist season 2 for yourself below.