Another new name has been added to the cast of Fox's The Exorcist TV series, and it should excite fans of Beetlejuice and 1986's The Fly.

Variety reports that Geena Davis has joined the cast of The Exorcist TV series. Davis is set to play the role of Angela Rance, who "does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling." Despite her sunny outlook on life, Angela dreams of a demon and wonders if it is related to the problems plaguing her family.

Angela appears to be the mother of Charlotte Rance (Brianne Howey from Scream Queens), a teenager who is potentially possessed by a demon following an intense accident, and Charolotte’s concerned sister, Casey (Hannah Kasulka from The Fosters).

Horror fans are well aware of Geena Davis, who previously starred in David Cronenberg's The Fly, Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, and Rudy De Luca's Transylvania 6-5000. Davis is also known for playing Thelma in Thelma & Louise and Dr. Nicole Herman in Grey's Anatomy.

Kurt Egyiawan (Beasts of No Nation) recently joined the cast as Father Bennett, and Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, Demon Inside) and Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone, Doom) are also starring in the series as Father Tomas Ortega and Father Marcus Lang, respectively.

A contemporary reimagining of William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name—which was also adapted by William Friedkin in 1973—The Exorcist series is written by Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect, 2015’s Fantastic Four). Director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is expected to helm the first episode. Producing duties are handled by 20th Century Fox Television and Morgan Creek Productions, with Slater executive producing along with James Robinson, David Robinson, and Barbara Wall.

The series is described as “a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.” So far, Fox has only ordered a pilot episode for The Exorcist, so we’ll have to wait and see if a full series order is placed. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

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Source: Variety
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