In an exciting announcement, Peacock revealed that the highly anticipated film, The Exorcist: Believer, will be making its exclusive debut on the platform on December 1st. This chilling movie is the first installment of a new trilogy, inspired by the iconic 1973 horror classic, The Exorcist. With a lineup that includes other thrilling titles like The Black Phone and Five Nights at Freddy’s, Peacock continues to captivate audiences with its range of terrifying content.
Believer introduces viewers to Victor Fielding, portrayed by the talented Leslie Odom, Jr. Victor has been raising his daughter, Angela, played by Lidya Jewett, on his own since the tragic death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake twelve years ago. However, when Angela and her friend Katherine, portrayed by Olivia Marcum, mysteriously disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of their ordeal, a series of horrifying events is set into motion.
The unimaginable circumstances surrounding Angela and Katherine’s disappearance force Victor to confront the darkest depths of evil. Desperate and terrified, he seeks the help of the only person alive who has experienced anything similar: Chris MacNeil. MacNeil is brought to life once again by the Oscar-winning Ellen Burstyn, reprising her iconic role from the original Exorcist film. Her character was forever changed by the possession of her daughter Regan, and now she must confront evil once again.
In addition to the remarkable performances by Odom, Jewett, and Burstyn, The Exorcist: Believer boasts an ensemble cast that further elevates the film. Ann Dowd, known for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale, Jennifer Nettles from Harriet, and Norbert Leo Butz from Fosse/Verdon complete the ensemble. This talented group of actors brings depth and nuance to their respective roles, intensifying the overall viewing experience.
Directed by David Gordon Green, renowned for his work on the Halloween franchise, The Exorcist: Believer is in capable hands. Green, along with Peter Sattler, penned the gripping script, based on a story by Scott Teems, Danny McBride, and Green. The film stays true to the characters created by William Peter Blatty, the mastermind behind the original Exorcist. Producers Jason Blum from Blumhouse and David Robinson and James G. Robinson from Morgan Creek Entertainment contribute their expertise to the project. As for the executive producers, McBride, Green, Stephanie Allain, Ryan Turek, and Atilla Yücer bring their creative vision to fruition.
Upon its release in October, The Exorcist: Believer achieved tremendous commercial success, grossing over $133 million globally. This phenomenal response demonstrates the enduring popularity of the horror genre and the anticipation surrounding this new installment. Audiences eagerly await the chilling experience promised by this terrifying film.
The Exorcist: Believer is set to offer a bone-chilling cinematic experience for horror enthusiasts. With a talented cast, a gripping storyline, and a creative team that understands the genre, this film promises to be a thrilling addition to the Exorcist franchise. Mark your calendars for December 1st, as Peacock prepares to unleash the terror of The Exorcist: Believer exclusively on its platform. Brace yourself for a journey into the darkest corners of evil, where nothing is as it seems, and terror lurks in every shadow.