Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Vatican + Discovery Channel = New Show on Exorcisms

This is very interesting:
Discovery Channel is teaming with the Vatican for an unprecedented new series hunting the deadliest catch of all: Demons.

The Exorcist Files will recreate stories of real-life hauntings and demonic possession, based on cases investigated by the Catholic Church. The project includes access into the Vatican’s case files, as well as interviews with the organization’s top exorcists — religious experts who are rarely seen on television.

“The Vatican is an extraordinarily hard place to get access to, but we explained we’re not going to try to tell people what to think,” says Discovery president and GM Clark Bunting.

Bunting says the investigators believe a demon can inhabit an inanimate object (like a home) or a person. The network executive says he was initially skeptical when first meeting the team but was won over after more than three hours of talks.

“The work these folks do, and their conviction in their beliefs, make for fascinating stories,” Bunting says.

If the show’s first season is successful, the network hopes its partnership with the Church will pave the way for producers GoGo Luckey to take the series to the next level — joining Catholic investigators on live demon-purging ride-alongs. (Move over, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters.)

The Exorcist Files will debut this spring on Discovery Channel; an exact date has not yet been set.
Tip o' the hat to Deacon Greg.

1 comment:

WatchingMedia said...

Sounds like someone at the Vatican needs to be fired.
They are merely poking fun at the Catholic Church. And will do whatever they can to make that happen.
Ride along exorcism - give me a break!