Get ready for another one of our beloved horror films to head to the land of television. Right now it sounds like there’s heavy interest in getting a TV series based on William Friedkin’s horror classic The Exorcist off the ground. Morgan Creek, who has the rights to the property, is currently shopping the idea around in hopes that it will get picked up by either cable or broadcast networks. While details are slim on the plot itself, we do know Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four reboot) is penning the adaptation that is said to be an all new take on the material — whatever that’s supposed to mean! They are still currently in the very early stages of development but don’t be surprised if you see this one land a deal shortly.
With how well the horror genre has been doing lately on the small screen, now is a better time than ever to try and get this thing made. There will no doubt be plenty of people to write this series off immediately but let’s not forget that people did the same thing for Hannibal and Bates Motel — both of which turned out to be pretty damn good.
That’s all the details we’ve got on this project but expect to be hearing a lot more as things roll along. Who know’s which direction Slater plans on taking the series but I’d imagine he’ll keep it modern much like Bates Motel did.
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