Opening an entirely new chapter in the iconic Exorcist franchise, season two of the horror series features new cast members and a chilling new storyline.
Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Marcus (Ben Daniels) are back battling a powerful new force, which places them on a collision course with hell.
Here is everything you need to know about The Exorcist season 2:
What happened in season one?
The first season managed to surprise critics and fans as its 10-episode run turned into a direct sequel to William Friedkin’s classic 1973 film and lived up to the huge expectations that come with the iconic franchise.
In season one, Geena Davis’s character Angela Rance was revealed to really be Regan MacNeil all along and also brought back the demon Pazuzu, who terrorised Angela’s daughter Casey (Hannah Kasulka).
It also introduced us to exorcist heroes Father Marcus and Father Thomas, who successfully fought to save the Rance family from certain doom.
Behind the drama of the Rance family was a dark religious conspiracy about The Friars of Ascension and a group of demons, who are infiltrating the Vatican to take over the world.
Season two starts with a six-year time jump, Marcus stripped of his collar and a new case in Seattle.
What is happening in season two?
Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) head out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil.
Across the Atlantic, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God.
Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to Andrew Kim (John Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle.
When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with hell.
Who has joined the cast?
New to season two is John Cho (Star Trek), who plays Andrew Kim, the foster father of four.
Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) also joins the cast as Verity, the eldest of the children in Andrew’s care.
The writers have revealed that the young child actors in the show will have a Stranger Things vibe (“great faces and great stories and personalties”) and they hoped the young actors would become hugely popular with viewers.
Showrunner Jeremy Slater has teased that one cast member from season one will also return for a cameo.
Can we expect any more references to the iconic film?
Slater has hinted that there will be a moment that “every horror fan knows and loves” from The Exorcist III.
He also suggested that there may be similarities to The Gemini Killer, the villain from the Exorcist sequel.
How can I watch in the UK?
The Exorcist season 2 starts at 9pm on Wednesday, October 11th on Syfy. Catch up on the BT Player and BT TV app.
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