Have you been anxiously waiting to find out what the next leg of the journey might hold for The Exorcist?
We sure have, and we finally know a bit about how it's shaping up with this exciting casting news!
John Cho (the “Star Trek” franchise, Sleepy Hollow) has been cast on The Exorcist Season 2, and Fox even provided details about his new character and the new storyline for the sophomore season.
If you watch The Exorcist online, you recall that at the end of The Exorcist Season 1, an excommunicated Marcus and his exorcism protoge, Father Thomas had successfully (but with consequences) set free the Rance family from the demon who had possessed them.
The city of Chicago was left riddled shocked after Marcus saved the Pope from certain death at the hands of demons.
The stories of evil in the world were left wide open with Marcus and Father Thomas the stars of the show.
Well, that is if you don't count EVIL, which is always around, and the beauty and hope the three men of faith pulled upon while doing the work of God to fight against the evil.
Opening an entirely new chapter in the iconic franchise, The Exorcist Season 2 finds Father Thomas Orgega (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil.
Across the Atlantic, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God.
Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to Kim (Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle.
When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with Hell.
This isn't the first time Cho has brushed up close and personal with demons or with Fox.
If you recall, on Sleepy Hollow Season 1, he played Andy Brooks, a colleague of Abbie Mills who fell under the spell of the demon and found himself in dire need of an exorcism.
Unfortunately, he wasn't so lucky.
Cho's varied resume in both comedy and drama gives him a lot of great material to draw on for the role of Kim, and we cannot wait to see what he will be doing on The Exorcist in the company of the other gentlemen we've come to admire on the horror show.
It seems highly unlikely Cho will go so far as to rip out a Harold and Kumar type comedic vibe, but as Marcus, Daniels was given a lot of witty lines to toss around even in the midst of all the horror.
Do you think this sounds like a good role for Cho? What about the second chapter of The Exorcist series? Are they going in a good direction?
If you could pair someone else with Cho at the group home, who would it be?
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