The Exorcist’ is NOT cancelled! As said by show creator Jeremy Slater via a reply he sent out on Twitter to a fan calling foul on the FOX series’s renewal delay.
As of recently: After a fan expressed her sadness on The Exorcist’ possibility of being cancelled, Slater swooped in with this answer:
We haven’t been canceled. I’ve been meeting with the studio & network, pitching my ideas for S2. I’m still optimistic about our chances. https://t.co/HNkAYWQ1hs
— Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) January 23, 2017
The series’ first season tied into the film franchise [The Exorcist] and managed to rake in some pretty decent reviews. Sadly though near a million of viewers flipping the channel led to the show having a massive ratings drop: a 2.854 premiere audience plummeted to a 1.754 audience by the finale.
Just in case season 2 does manage to happen, I’m sure fans could rejoice reading Slater already has a plot mapped out: “A potential season two would find Marcus, Tomas and Bennett tasked with helping a new family or a new case of possession. That doesn’t mean we’ll never see any of the Rances again, but I think fans would feel disappointed and cheated if we simply brought Captain Howdy back for round three. The Rances have escaped this legacy of terror-for the time being, anyway-and it seems cruel to immediately drag them back for ten more episodes of suffering. Our challenge now is to create a new family that you care about just as much as the Rances, and to find ways to make their story feel just as compelling and unique as what came before”
So a new family, the Rances are free from this legacy of terror and more waiting. I guess now we wait until May.