Fox’s new horror drama “The Exorcist,” loosely based on the William Peter Blatty novel of the same name and portrayed as a sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 film of the same name, premiered this past September to mostly positive reviews. Now, the season finale is soon upon us and the demon will stop at nothing to destroy Angela Rance (Geena Davis) and her family. Their hope lies in Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels), but with the enemies of church mobilizing against Pope Sebastian (guest star Bruce Davison), time is running out for everyone. Watch a clip from the finale below and check out some exclusive photos.
Blatty’s original 1971 novel “The Exorcist” was inspired by a 1949 case of demonic possession and exorcism. It later served as the basis for Friedkin’s 1973 film, which was nominated for ten Oscars including Best Picture and won two for Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film spawned a franchise that consists of two sequels — John Boorman’s “Exorcist II: The Heretic” and “The Exorcist III,” written and directed by Blatty, based off his 1983 novel “Legion” — and two alternate prequels — Renny Harlin’s “Exorcist: The Beginning” and Paul Schrader’s “Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist.”
The season finale of “The Exorcist” airs tonight, December 16, at 9 p.m. ET only on Fox.