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Scream Queens Alum Brianne Howey Signs on for Exorcist Pilot!

Hannah Kasulka. fox new the exorcist remake will star Brianne Howey.

new exorcist star brianne plays melanie in fox drama scream queens.

Deadline is reporting that Brianne Howey of Fox’s Scream Queens has signed on for the Fox drama pilot The Exorcist. The show will be a modern reinvention of the property inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book.

The pilot episode was written by Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect) and the series first episode will be directed by Rupert Wyatt. The Exorcist is described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.

Howey will play Charlotte, a former ballet dancer, once the golden child, who has not been the same since her terrible accident. Now depressed and anti-social, she’s closed off and guarded. So much so that her mother has begun to believe she might be influenced by a demon, though the mere idea of that would make Charlotte laugh.

Will Howey be taking on the Regan MacNeil role, amazingly portrayed played by Linda Blair in William Friedkin’s 1973 film adaption of The Exorcist?

Brianne Howey played Melanie Dorkus on Season One of Fox’s Scream Queens. Stay tuned for more news on the small screen adaptation of The Exorcist as it is announced by the network!

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Nicola Odeku is the co-founder of Wicked Horror. After managing a fashion and lifestyle magazine, in addition to writing her own published relationship articles, Nicola set up team with Arturo and followed her genuine love for horror. Also known as Miss Horror, Nicola is a big fan of hardcore gore, anything demonic, and disturbing cinema. Also cats. She looooves cats. Nicola enjoys traveling, sitting on a beach and eating cake.
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