Are you attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con? You lucky devil.  If so, you may want to check out FOX’s panel on the upcoming television series, The Exorcist, scheduled for today from 6:00-7:00 PM in Room 6A. From the sounds of it, panel attendees can glimpse the pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with stars Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey and executive producer Jeremy Slater.

Ahead of the panel, FOX released a full trailer for the series. I have to say, I was a bit skeptical when I heard news of a television adaptation of the much loved classic film.  As details were released bit by bit, I still wasn’t on board, though the addition of actress Geena Davis was a nice lure.  However, there’s enough going on in the trailer that now has me fully on board.  The demonic possession angle looks as though they’re going full steam batshit crazy, and I can’t wait.

The series will make its premiere on FOX this September 23rd, 2016.  What do you think of the trailer?

THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, “Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission.

Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, “Spin City,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, Scream Queens) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, “The Fosters”), thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, “Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last.

Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.