Morgan Creek and screenwriter Jeremy Slater are currently shopping a TV series based on The Exorcist, which is fitting since this year marks the 40th anniversary of director William Friedkin's horror classic.
No details regarding the story have been released, but the project has received interest from both broadcast and cable networks. Roy Lee (Bates Motel, The Ring) is on board to executive produce. The success of movie-to-TV adaptations such as A&E's Bates Motel and Hannibal, both of which were renewed for second seasons, may have been the springboard for a classic such as The Exorcist to move to the small screen.
Ironically enough, Morgan Creek developed a limited series based on The Exorcist last year with writer Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), but this version written by Jeremy Slater is said to be completely different. The Exorcist, which starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb, centered on a mother who sought the help of two priests to get rid of the evil spirit that possessed her daughter.
Jeremy Slater worked on the screenplay for the Fantastic Four reboot that is currently in development at Fox.