Director Jason Ensler is joining the Fox horror series The Exorcist as an executive producer / director for season 2. This is in conjunction with him signing a deal with 20th Century Fox TV who makes the series. Ensler directed two episode of the series last year, 105: Through My Most Grievous Faults and 110: Three Rooms.
The series is based on the William Peter Blatty novel and the 1973 film. It got a second season renewal after a moderate but steady rated run averaging 1.2 demo rating. The series stars Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera who will be back for season 2. Gena Davis also starred in season 1, but the pitch for the next season by creator Jeremy Slater has the priests moving on to a new family. Davis may return in a guest appearance, but won’t be a regular.
Ensler directed the NBC drama pilot Redliners, inspired by the literary works of True Blood author Charlaine Harris. He also has helmed episodes of Lethal Weapon, Grace and Frankie, and 2 Broke Girls.