Geena Davis Set to Star in ‘The Exorcist’ Series

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Geena Davis at the ‘Suffragette’ premiere (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Oscar winner Geena Davis has signed on to a starring role in the upcoming The Exorcist series. The horror/drama is inspired by William Peter Blatty’s bestselling novel which spawned one of the scariest horror film’s in Hollywood history. According to Fox, Davis will be playing a character named Angela Rance and the network provided this description of her character: “Naturally beautiful, regal and proud but weighed down by stress, Angela Rance does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling. She can’t help but think, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong.”

Jeremy Slater (2015’s Fantastic Four) wrote the pilot and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is directing. Slater and Wyatt are also executive producing along with Rolin Jones, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall.

Davis won an Academy Award for her supporting performance in The Accidental Tourist and she was also nominated for an Oscar for playing Thelma in Thelma and Louise. Her television credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Coma, Commander in Chief, The Geena Davis Show, Family Ties, and Buffalo Bill.

The Exorcist Series Plot: A modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s original 1971 book, The Exorcist is 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.