It’s that magical, terrifying time of year when series orders and cancellations go out; the new additions releasing their first photos and trailers. So it was with FOX yesterday, and now our first looks at 24 continuation 24: Legacy have arrived, along with movie reboots The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon.
And so, it begins. FOX already got the ball rolling on its new 2016 series with the order of 24: Legacy, and now a number of other reboots have taken hold. Not only has the new take on The Exorcist gotten an official greenlight, so too has the Lethal Weapon reboot, Lord and Miller’s time-travel comedy, a baseball drama and more.
It was way back in 2012 that we first heard of attempts to reboot The Exorcist as a TV drama, before film screenwriter William Peter Blatty denied the rumors. The project surfaced again in 2013 under Fantastic Four writer Jeremy Slater, and at long last, FOX has given an official pilot order to a modern reboot of the iconic horror tale.
It's been over a year since we first heard that 'The Exorcist' was up for the TV miniseries reboot treatment, even though original novel author and film screenwriter William Peter Blatty categorically denied the report. Now, it seems the iconic horror thriller has once again twisted its neck toward television as an event series, with a new take on the material to be penned by 'Fantastic Four' reboot writer Jeremy Slater.