Back in May, fans of FOX's The Exorcist TV series rejoiced when the network announced that the series would be returning for a second season, but according to the latest casting details, there will be some big changes in the show moving forward.

According to TVLine, while Alfonso Herrera, Kurt Egyiawan and Ben Daniels—who all play priests on the series—will return as series regulars in season 2 of The Exorcist, the actors who played the members of the Rance family—Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Hannah Kasulka and Brianne Howey—will not be coming back in a series regular capacity, as a different exorcism is expected to take the spotlight this time around.

A family plagued by demonic possession, the Rances were the primary focus of the priests in season 1, but season 2 will explore "a new storyline," as showrunner Jeremy Slater mentioned to Deadline in late 2016, adding that it "doesn’t mean we won’t see the Rance family again.” There is also a possibility for members of the Rance family to pop up in guest starring appearances in season 2.

Based on William Peter Blatty's novel of the same name (which in turn was adapted for the big screen by William Friedkin in 1973), The Exorcist TV series does not yet have a season 2 premiere date, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed. Are you saddened by the absence of the Rance family in season 2, or are you excited to see Father Ortega, Father Keane, and Father Bennett take on a new exorcism case?

Source: TVLine
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