Fox’s The Exorcist is bringing a former mutant to their fold.
Brianna Hildebrand, best known for her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the feature film Deadpool, has been cast as a series regular for the second season of Fox’s The Exorcist.
Deadline reports that Hildebrand’s role in the Fox reboot will be Verity one of the foster children in Andrew Kim’s (fellow season 2 newcomer John Cho) group home. Verity is “close to 18 years old [and] her time in the house is coming to an end. Her tough exterior makes it seem as if she doesn’t care when in reality, she would die for her siblings and Andrew.”
Hildebrand and Cho will be introduced with the rest of the cast during next week’s The Exorcist Comic-Con panel.
Deadline also provides plot details for the new season, seen below.
Season 2 picks up with Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil. Across the Atlantic, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God. Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to Andrew Kim (Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle. When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with hell.
The Exorcist returns on Friday, Sept. 29, at 9/8c.