Following the recent announcement that Fox has ordered a TV series inspired by William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, The Exorcist, it's now been revealed that Brianne Howey has been cast a potentially possessed character.

Deadline reports that Howey (Scream Queens) will play the series regular role of Charlotte on Fox's The Exorcist. Charlotte is "a former ballet dancer, once the golden child, she has not been the same since her terrible accident. Now depressed and anti-social, she’s closed off and guarded." In the show, Charlotte's change in behavior causes her mother (a role not yet cast) to believe that a demonic possession could be the problem.

The Exorcist series is being written by Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect, 2015’s Fantastic Four). 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.

A contemporary reimagining of Blatty’s The Exorcist, Fox's show has been 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.”

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further details on The Exorcist TV series. For those unfamiliar with The Exorcist novel, here’s the official synopsis (from HarperCollins):

“Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.”

Brianne Howey (center):

Source: Deadline
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