The Exorcist : the President of the Fox admit that it is still a little hot for the series
The Exorcist was without a doubt one of the best surprises television in recent years. After a first season of hardcore, and a second a little bit wiser, it was expected of the foot closes the season 3. And, obviously, we did not finish.
It is true that at base we looked at it in this series project The Exorcist with a distrust and anger contained. It was already preparing strong arguments for the smash. But, a miracle, from the very first episode of the first season, something happened. We were dealing not with a series like any other, and where there was a risk totally ripping off of the film from William Friedkin, the series quickly found an identity by attacking it head on, with a whole bunch of questions morally disorders that were not thought to see addressed one day in a series, especially produced for the Fox.
After a very good first season, the fate of the series was already a little fragile and it is with relief that we had learned its renewal. Aired last year, season 2 had clearly not on the same table and showed some signs of slowing, despite a much publicised start, getting lost gladly in a good feeling a little doubtful, and refusing to go to the end of his remarks. But it’s still very pleasant, especially as we teasait a season 3, which promised to be well dark as you like.
Except that since the end of the distribution, we do not have any news of the result and when we know that the hearings were not looking good, it gives us a dirty feeling about it. A fear which is today being confirmed as the President of the Fox, Gary Newman, has just admitted the micro of Deadline, it was a bit hot for the series at this time :
“The box spread on Friday was a little too ambitious for the series. We hoped that this would attract an audience of cinema, who did not want to move rooms, and we had a small audience. I find that the series was very, very well produced, that the stories were great. The Exorcist is clearly a series that is in its own bubble.”
Then, unfortunately, the substance of the speech is much less laudatory than its form. Because if the qualities of the series are recognized, the fact that we speak of bubble indicates, especially as she is not unifying, that it does not intend to a wider audience, so that it is a series of niche. And, at a time when the fate of the Fox is still uncertain (with Disney in the viewfinder), it is difficult to see the studio begin in a third season so that the public will not be in mass. But hey, you never know, after all, miracles do occur from time to time.