It worked for Psycho with Bates Motel. Could an Exorcist TV series be far behind?
According to Deadline, Morgan Creek, the company who controls the rights to The Exorcist property, and producer Roy Lee, whose massive list of genre credits includes Bates Motel, The Woman in Black, The Grudge, The Ring, and their assorted sequels, is shopping around a script, and has interest from both network and cable channels. Last year, the pair took out a limited-series Exorcist script from Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) but it never got picked up. This time, the project is a traditional series (read: lotsa seasons) written by Jeremy Slater (who is writing the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot) and is said to be a "brand new take" from the first version of the project.
Perhaps the success of film-to-television projects like Bates Motel and Hannibal spurred the newfound interest in the project. Perhaps this new take on the story is just that compelling. Either way, I think an exorcism TV series is a great idea. I cannot think of another TV series whose focus was on exorcism (though I think I heard a reality show is in the works).