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The Exorcist: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: The Exorcist doesn't come close to its classic source material, but still boasts a tense narrative that manages some legitimate scares and credible special effects.


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The horror series is based on the novel of the same name written by Peter Blatty and is a sequel to the movie "The Exorcist." Season 1 features the Rance family, which includes Henry (Alan Ruck), who's recovering from a serious injury, his wife Angela (Geena Davis), who believes there's a demonic presence in their house, and their daughters Katherine (Brianne Howey), who doesn't want to leave her room, and Casey (Hannah Kasulka), who thinks something lives within the walls. Helping the Rances with their possibly supernatural problem are Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera), a progressive Catholic priest who runs a small parish in the outskirts of Chicago, and Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels), a brash priest from Mexico City who was trained to battle evil since he was a child.


Geena Davis
as Angela Rance
Alfonso Herrera
as Father Tomas
Ben Daniels
as Father Marcus
Brianne Howey
as Katherine Rance
Hannah Kasulka
as Casey Rance
Kurt Egyiawan
as Brother Bennett
Alan Ruck
as Henry Rance
Giu Carol
as Paloma
David Hewlett
as voice of the demon
Lynn Gerbec
as Lacrosse Coach
Kristen Fitzgerald
as Maria Walters
Keira Naughton
as Cherry Rego
Ken Marks
as Lester Rego
Francis Guinan
as Brother Simon
Torrey Hanson
as Cardinal Guillot
Deanna Dunagan
as Mother Bernadette
Tim Hopper
as Superintendent Jaffey
Brad Armacost
as Bishop Donald Egan
Tim Hooper
as Superintendent Jaffey
Minita Gandhi
as Reporter
Nate Santana
as Golden Boy
Ceci Fernandez
as Postulant Claire
Bruce Davison
as Pope Sebastian
James Vincent Meredith
as Detective Lawrence
Torrey Hanlon
as Cardinal Guillot
Michael Patrick Thornton
as Dr. John Rexroth
Kelly Owens
as Nurse Fay
Randy Lee
as Handsome Man
Greg Stuhr
as Talk Show Host
Emjoy Gavino
as Dr. Rho
Rosie Moran
as Scandinavian Lady
Tony Manna
as Reporter #2
Sari Sanchez
as Reporter #3
Natalie Clyne
as Singing Nun #1
William Dick
as Father Dennis
Mattie Hawkinson
as Gala Guest #1
Kenn E. Head
as Chicago Sun Reporter
Wendy Matteo
as Parishioner #1
Lane Anthony Flores
as Chattering Man
Shadana Patterson
as Ceci Stamps
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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (27)

Maybe someday there'll be a place on television for a show about religion helping people to cope with the everyday horrors that can strike at any time, but that show obviously can't be The Exorcist.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Evil still lurks in the hearts of children in The Exorcist, a reboot of the classic film that benefits from a sharp cast, including Geena Davis, and a chill that will make even horror veterans reach for an extra blanket.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The pilot holds some promise, and then watching children act like profane, satanic monsters is almost always unsettling, even when network standards don't permit certain words.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

With expectations low, this Exorcist surprises with appealing leads, and - a big bonus point - the return to TV of Geena Davis.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Judged by its pilot, The Exorcist looks to ground its demonic-possession drama in somber realism and gotta-see-what-happens plot twists. But if you've seen one exorcism, apparently you've seen 'em all.

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If it can find a way for this slow-burn opening to pay off with big-time frights down the line, perhaps Fox can actually realize the impossible.

September 29, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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