The Exorcist has returned for a second season on Fox with a few major changes. Removed from the confines of the first season’s suburban Chicago locale, it got off to a sprawling start with hero priests Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera, pictured at top) and the now ex-communicated Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels, pictured below with Herrara) on the run across the sprawling vista of Middle America. “We wanted to hit the ground running this year,” series creator and executive producer Jeremy Slater told me. “Anytime you tell a possession story over the course of 10 episodes, you always have that ‘getting to know the family and the case story’ and you have to slow burn that. If the person is bouncing off the walls and spewing pea soup to in the first episode, it doesn't leave a lot of room for the other nine.”
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