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Hot New Writer Developing ‘The Exorcist’ For TV

As we mark the 40th anniversary of William Friedkin’s horror classic The Exorcist this year, a TV series take on William Peter Blatty’s best seller is still brewing, says Deadline.

They hear Morgan Creek, which has the rights to the property, is shopping an “Exorcist” drama series penned by hot young feature writer Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four, Fables). There is interest in the project from both broadcast and cable networks.

Roy Lee, executive producer of The Departed and The Ring, is still set to executive produce.

Last year, Morgan Creek and Lee shopped an “Exorcist” limited series project with a different writer, Sean Durkin. Slater’s is a brand new take on the material.



  • ZedtheUndead

    part of me says “God Damn it no! this is a shite idea!” but then part of me is curious to see how this comes out, oh well, we’ll have to wait and see

  • Bouncy X

    so is it gonna be a season(s) long possession/exorcism? or will it follow one of the priests as they deal with many over their career? not really sure how this can be an ongoing series.

    i guess they can ignore Part 4 and Part 4.2 and just do a prequel about father merrin or something.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I don’t know how I feel about this. It could go either way.

  • VengenceDemon8

    The original Exorcist had no CG. They actually did the physical work that made that film work!

  • joe666

    I thought Hannibal and Motel Bates would be shit too. Then, I shut my mouth… I’m giving it a chance.

    • djblack1313

      joe666, i was going to say the same thing! THE BATES and especially HANNIBAL (so fucking good!) have me open to this EXORCIST attempt.

  • TwistedCritic

    I could definitely see this working as a six-part miniseries (like the 1st season of Walking Dead), focusing on a single exorcism. Beyond that, I don’t know.

  • CaptainHowdee

    I’m absolutely in love with The Exorcist, so I’ll give this a watch. But my main problem with this idea is that if you’ve read and book of The Exorcist, you would see that the movie is a perfect adaptation. I mean, no important details were left out, the effects were great, and it was perfectly cast. There just..isn’t anything more to say about The Exorcist that hasn’t already been said. So, either they can make an accurate adaptation that just turns into a scene-by-scene remake of the movie, or they can just add a bunch of new details and make it really fucking inaccurate–and both ways would make for a bad series.

  • Milk

    I don’t know if want..

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