The Exorcist: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
The Exorcist

Critics Consensus

The Exorcist doesn't come close to its classic source material, but still boasts a tense narrative that manages some legitimate scares and credible special effects.



Critic Ratings: 53


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Air date: Sep 23, 2016
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The horror series is based on the novel of the same name written by Peter Blatty and is a sequel to the movie "The Exorcist." Season 1 features the Rance family, which includes Henry (Alan Ruck), who's recovering from a serious injury, his wife Angela (Geena Davis), who believes there's a demonic presence in their house, and their daughters Katherine (Brianne Howey), who doesn't want to leave her room, and Casey (Hannah Kasulka), who thinks something lives within the walls. Helping the Rances with their possibly supernatural problem are Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera), a progressive Catholic priest who runs a small parish in the outskirts of Chicago, and Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels), a brash priest from Mexico City who was trained to battle evil since he was a child.


Geena Davis
as Angela Rance
Alfonso Herrera
as Father Tomas
Ben Daniels
as Father Marcus
Brianne Howey
as Katherine Rance
Hannah Kasulka
as Casey Rance
Kurt Egyiawan
as Brother Bennett
Alan Ruck
as Henry Rance
Giu Carol
as Paloma
David Hewlett
as voice of the demon
Lynn Gerbec
as Lacrosse Coach
Kristen Fitzgerald
as Maria Walters
Keira Naughton
as Cherry Rego
Ken Marks
as Lester Rego
Francis Guinan
as Brother Simon
Torrey Hanson
as Cardinal Guillot
Deanna Dunagan
as Mother Bernadette
Tim Hopper
as Superintendent Jaffey
Brad Armacost
as Bishop Donald Egan
Tim Hooper
as Superintendent Jaffey
Minita Gandhi
as Reporter
Nate Santana
as Golden Boy
Ceci Fernandez
as Postulant Claire
Bruce Davison
as Pope Sebastian
James Vincent Meredith
as Detective Lawrence
Torrey Hanlon
as Cardinal Guillot
Kelly Owens
as Nurse Fay
Randy Lee
as Handsome Man
Greg Stuhr
as Talk Show Host
Emjoy Gavino
as Dr. Rho
Rosie Moran
as Scandinavian Lady
Tony Manna
as Reporter #2
Sari Sanchez
as Reporter #3
Natalie Clyne
as Singing Nun #1
William Dick
as Father Dennis
Mattie Hawkinson
as Gala Guest #1
Kenn E. Head
as Chicago Sun Reporter
Lane Anthony Flores
as Chattering Man
Wendy Matteo
as Parishioner #1
Shadana Patterson
as Ceci Stamps
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Critic Reviews for The Exorcist Season 1

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (23)

Much anticipated and ferociously well realised.

Dec 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Taking place in the present day, the series is, crucially, not a retelling of the famous Regan case from the Friedkin's film but a new tale, set in the same demon-ridden universe.

Oct 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Maybe someday there'll be a place on television for a show about religion helping people to cope with the everyday horrors that can strike at any time, but that show obviously can't be The Exorcist.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Evil still lurks in the hearts of children in The Exorcist, a reboot of the classic film that benefits from a sharp cast, including Geena Davis, and a chill that will make even horror veterans reach for an extra blanket.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The pilot holds some promise, and then watching children act like profane, satanic monsters is almost always unsettling, even when network standards don't permit certain words.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

With expectations low, this Exorcist surprises with appealing leads, and - a big bonus point - the return to TV of Geena Davis.

Sep 22, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A series inspired by the original film did not sound like a great idea, but the end result has been quite dignified. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Father Tomas had a dream about the whole exorcism and witnessed it as it went on as if he was in the room. It was some Inception s**t!

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

There are some genuinely creepy moments here, and the strength of the cast may eventually lead to some really quality horror.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

If the quality of the story and the special effects is maintained throughout, we should be in for a very thrilling ride.

Jan 22, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Exorcist: Season 1

  • Nov 23, 2018
    great show, great characters and interesting story.
  • Oct 27, 2018
    For a tv / Netflix series that doesn't have a big screen movie budget they do fantastic job on the topic. Character ties back to the original movie are a nice touch. Really good horror effects and conspiracy twists. Good at maintaining pace and tension, and then surprise you. I really enjoyed it.
  • Jul 18, 2018
    Verybscary for manistream TV and closed out the original moVie plot look forward to More storylines Like how the Vatican is being i filtrated by demons
  • Mar 18, 2018
    Getting better and better!
  • Dec 16, 2017
    One of the best shows I have ever seen!!!
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Not bad but not scary enough.
  • Nov 16, 2017
    The show is excellent, with sound, excellent performances all around, complex characters, and great special effects.
  • Jun 30, 2017
    The deeper into the first season of the show the better the episodes.Much promise for season too and really looking forward to it.
  • Jun 02, 2017
    Great show. I love it. I can't wait for season 2.
  • May 29, 2017
    If your horror genre of choice is demonic possession, I highly recommend this show. I was hooked from the first episode and have binge watched the entire first season in a matter of days. For a horror show, this is better than most. The cast is superior and the story line is intriguing! I will continue to watch this for as long as it airs!

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