The threat of cancellation hangs heavy over The Exorcist heading into tonight’s first-season finale, but showrunner Jeremy Slater has a firm plan for Season 2, along with a thousand back up ideas, per Deadline:
I definitely know where I want to go in Season 2 and what characters I want to take with me. I have a lot of plans, but one lesson that I learned in the course of this season is that it’s great to have big ideas but you have to also have the flexibility to pivot on a dime. I probably had the first half of this season planned out in my mind before we started shooting, but we had no idea what the back half of the season was or how we were going to wrap things up. That was a process of discovery of trusting the writers’ room, trusting the writers, it’s the most gratifying part of a television process for me. I have a 1000 ideas for another season of The Exorcist but I’ve learned to keep my options open so we can really craft it.
Hinting at a three, four, five season goal, Slater teases the potential future of The Exorcist, which would retain the same central characters within an ongoing format:
My general response is that the characters that survive tonight’s finale and still have interesting stories to tell — you will absolutely see them again in the future if we have one. Partially because I think we’ve create a big and exciting world with a mythology that we barely begun to scratch the surface of, and I think there are stories to be told in this world to be told for years to come.
Will The Exorcist defy the cancellation reaper? Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of The Exorcist Season 2…