‘The Exorcist’ Renewed at Fox for Season 2

Series stars Geena Davis and is based on the 1973 cult horror film

Fox has renewed “The Exorcist” for a second season, the network announced on Friday, with Season 2 set to open a new terrifying chapter in the iconic horror franchise.

Based on the 1973 classic William Friedkin film of the same name, the hour-long drama stars Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey, Kurt Egyiawan and Alan Ruck.

From 20th Century Fox Television, “The Exorcist” counts Jeremy Slater, Rolin Jones, Rupert Wyatt, Roy Lee, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall as executive producers.

Shows that have previously been renewed by the network include Lee Daniels’ “Empire” and “Star,” “Gotham,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Lucifer” and comedies “Last Man on Earth,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Mick.”

Fox has ordered the medical drama “The Resident,” supernatural comedy “Ghosted” and workplace sitcom “LA to Vegas.”

Cancellations include freshman dramas “Pitch” and “APB” and comedies “Son of Zorn” and “Making History.” “Sleepy Hollow” was also canceled after four seasons, and “Rosewood” got dropped after two.