CBS’ ‘Evil’ “Trying To Avoid Exorcism Of the Week” As Supernatural Thriller Explores Non-Binary Nature of Evil – TCA

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Evil deals with the complicated, non-binary nature of evil and how social media has changed its definition, creators/executive producers Robert and Michelle King said during the TCA session for the upcoming CBS psychological drama.

Evil, about a skeptical female clinical psychologist (Katja Herberts) who joins a priest-in-training (Mike Colter) as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences, has had a long journey to the screen. “We’ve been writing it for the last year and researching it for the last thirty,” Michelle King said.

Robert King spoke about present-day villainy and how the show came about after conversations whether modern acts of terrorism are supernatural phenomenon or a result of our current social media landscape.

“I think the show is trying to avoid the binary… What we wanted to do is explore how social media has changed in terms of what is evil and how evil
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