Networks Eyeing ‘The Exorcist’ TV Series

EXCLUSIVE: 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 brewing. I hear Morgan Creek, which has the rights to the property, is shopping an Exorcist drama series penned by hot young feature writer Jeremy Slater. I hear there is interest in the project from broadcast and cable networks. Roy Lee, executive producer of The Departed and The Ring, is set to executive produce. Last year, Morgan Creek and Lee shopped an Exorcist limited series project with a different writer, Sean Durkin. I hear Slater’s is a brand new take on the material. On the feature side, Slater, repped by UTA and Kaplan/Perrone, penned the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and has been tapped by Warner Bros. and David Heyman to adapt graphic novel Fables.

Comments (16)

  • I hope the new series explores how Pazuzu came to possess a rhubarb-loving Iowa woman.

    Comment by Michael — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 3:46pm PDT  
  • Because The Exorcist would fit perfectly on a broadcast network. *rolls eyes*

    Comment by Leigh — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 3:55pm PDT  
    • Good thing they are also offering it to cable networks.

      A&E should pick it up as a companion to Bates Motel.

      Comment by Frank — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 5:33pm PDT  
  • D.O.D. Who are the idiots that make these DUMB decisions? What a joke!

    Comment by USA — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 4:49pm PDT  
    • Oops. Meant D.O.A.

      Comment by USA — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 4:51pm PDT  
  • Why not just go and watch Days of our Lives from the 90s when Marlena was possessed by the devil?

    Comment by DryedMangoez — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 5:13pm PDT  
  • schlockfest

    Comment by tvcasualty — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 5:34pm PDT  
  • I would be interested in a tv series based on the popular motion picture, The Exorcist (1973), however, if it is weak like Bates Motel (2012-present), a prequel to Psycho (1960), I would be disappointed.

    Comment by James McDonald — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 6:50pm PDT  
  • I’m excited!!

    would be great if they follow the book!

    Comment by Charlie — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 7:11pm PDT  
  • Bad idea. Leave it alone.

    Comment by sTAN — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 7:23pm PDT  
  • If it aint broke, dont break it.

    Comment by John — Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 9:58pm PDT  
  • More “pre-sold” garbage. Whatever happened to original ideas?

    Comment by ugh — Thursday August 8, 2013 @ 12:22am PDT  
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