Geena Davis is making a return to the small screen having booked a starring role in Fox’s reboot of The Exorcist.
The actress, who is fresh off a multiple-episode arc on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy last season, will play Angela Rance, a beautiful, regal and proud woman who, while weighed down by stress, does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling. She can’t help but think, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong.
Described as a modern reinvention, the drama pilot is inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book.
The casting marks Davis’ return to series-regular broadcast television following her Golden Globe-winning role as the president on ABC’s Commander in Chief.