‘The Exorcist’ Reboot Pilot Ordered by Fox

Jeremy Slater will write and executive produce one-hour drama

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Fox has ordered a pilot for a one-hour drama series version of “The Exorcist.”

Billed as a reinvention William Peter Blatty’s original 1971 book, “The Exorcist” is a serialized psychological thriller following two men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.

Jeremy Slater is writing the pilot and will executive produce with James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall. The pilot is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

The 1973 film version of “The Exorcist” was directed by William Friedkin.

Blatty’s novel tells the story of two priests who perform an exorcism on a 12-year-old girl and was published in 1971. The book was inspired by a real-life 1949 case of an alleged demonic possession and exorcism.