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Old 09-23-16, 03:13 AM
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The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

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Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, "The Exorcist" broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, "Sense8," "The Chosen") is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, "Flesh and Bone," "House of Cards") is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas' parish. On the surface, they're a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, "Spin City," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, "The Fosters"), thinks she's hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief," "Thelma & Louise") has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the nave young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Alfonso Herrera as Tomas Ortega
Ben Daniels as Marcus Brennan
Brianne Howey as Katherine Rance
Geena Davis as Angela Rance
Hannah Kasulka as Casey Rance
Kurt Egyiawan as Brother Bennett

CREW INFORMATION:
Barbara Wall as EP
David Robinson as EP
James Robinson as EP
Jeremy Slater as CRTR/EP
Rolin Jones as EP
Roy Lee as EP
Rupert Wyatt as EP/DIR (Pilot)
William Blatty as BOOK

GENRE(S):
drama

STUDIO INFORMATION:
20th Century Fox Television
Morgan Creek Productions



Sleepy Hollow will replace The Exorcist midseason (approximately January or February) Sounds like this will have a limited episode order.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

Read a few mixed reviews on this. A couple that were positive enough to get me to tune in. Curious to see how this fares.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
Read a few mixed reviews on this. A couple that were positive enough to get me to tune in.
Yep, I would have skipped this if not for the minor positive buzz I've seen for the show. Isn't Friday where shows go to die on Fox, though?
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

I forgot and missed the beginning, A re-air?
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

I liked it. Expect cancellation any day now.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I forgot and missed the beginning, A re-air?
No broadcast re-air. You'll have to catch it on FOX on demand. Probably tomorrow.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

Father Marcus character was interesting. Show was 100% better during his scenes. The rest comes off as lame PG-13 theatrical remake of original. If remakes of classic 70s-80s horror movies is your thing go for it.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

I wonder what the plan is if it get additional seasons. Different family each year?
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
I wonder what the plan is if it get additional seasons. Different family each year?
I was thinking that too. I thought the pilot was ok I kind of wish this on FX or another basic cable channel.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

It's getting good reviews. I need to watch the first episode.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

I just watched it and it was pretty fucking cool. Father Marcus reminds me of Michael Fassbender - they have the same voice.

I like Father Thomas (nice touch using a Mexican Priest) but I really enjoyed that red herring that came out of nowhere in the end.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

Already dead in the water. The Exorcist had the worst ratings of any network show the entire week and got killed by MacGyver on the same night.

There is already talk of cancellation after the weak debut. I plan to watch it in a couple of weeks on the DVR. Hopefully Fox airs every episode.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

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Already dead in the water. The Exorcist had the worst ratings of any network show the entire week and got killed by MacGyver on the same night.

There is already talk of cancellation after the weak debut. I plan to watch it in a couple of weeks on the DVR. Hopefully Fox airs every episode.
That's a bummer. Here's hoping that the positive reviews and word of mouth make episode 2 get better ratings. Granted, they did decide to premiere it on a fucking Friday.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

It had a 1.0 demo rating, it'll be around for a few episodes.

That used to mean instant cancellation, but not so much these days. It did better than the episode of Dr. Ken (Season Debut) that aired on ABC last night.

It's roughly on par with Pitch and it did much better than the Rosewood premiere.

"Overall viewers" don't really matter that much these days.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

I need case you missed it, first episode free on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/The-Exorcist-...iglink21042-20
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I forgot and missed the beginning, A re-air?
It's available on Hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/the-exorcist

You can also watch it FREE on Vudu and Amazon:

http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content...nto-Thee-Pilot

https://www.amazon.com/The-Exorcist-...dp/B01L387GYK/
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

So after episode 1

Father Tomas= Father Karras

Father Marcus= Father Merrin


The original movie theme being played at the end was a nice homage.

Very PG-13 material here. But, it was watchable, but not really scary. Maybe if I was 10 years old. Linda Blair did look scarier in her possession scenes in the original movie than Geena Davis' daughter here.

Hopefully this is a limited episode order as I'm predicting. I cannot see how you can draw this out until May if it doesn't get cancelled beforehand.

The preview during the credits for future weeks did look promising.
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I enjoyed the first episode. Some of the CG looked pretty bad, but I was entertained throughout.
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I don't see this show running long, but I hope we get whatever this full season was planned to be.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

I'll go take a look.

So exorcism of the week?

Some concepts seem like they work better as movies or mini series.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

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I'll go take a look.

So exorcism of the week?

Some concepts seem like they work better as movies or mini series.
Did you watch it? It's not an Exorcism procedural?

The daughter of Geena Davis' character is possessed.
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Re: The Exorcist (FOX) -- S: Geena Davis -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/23/16

There was a blink and you'll miss it reference to the original when Father Tomas was researching exorcism


I thought it was pretty good, but also not only wonder how they could make it multiple seasons, but how they can even stretch out the story for one season.
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It was surprisingly entertaining.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Did you watch it? It's not an Exorcism procedural?
Not yet, I'm heading to it today. I just had to question that first.
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Solid 2nd episode. I'll be sticking with this.

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