One of the shows that slapped our interest upside its head is Evil, from The Good Fight‘s Michelle King and Robert King and starring Katja Herbers (Westworld) and Mike Colter (Luke Cage). While it might be easy to read the premise and want to dismiss it as simply “The X-Files-meets-The Exorcist,” there’s something about the teaser below that creeped me out more than I would’ve expected from a CBS series (nothing personal, and maybe it does help that CBS All Access is also involved with the series).
Evil – A psychological mystery that examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil, Evil focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church’s backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena.
CBS Television Studios’ Evil stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, and Dalya Knapp. Michelle King & Robert King write and executive produce, with Robert King also directing. Liz Glotzer also serves as executive producer.
“Robert and Michelle are two of the finest persons I have ever had the privilege of working with. Their brilliant writing and ability to create distinctive, successful television is only surpassed by their quality as people. Everyone at CBS TV Studios is thrilled and very proud to be working with them, Liz and their team for many more years.”
– David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios
Last fall, Michelle King and Robert King signed a new overall deal with CBS TV Studios in Fall 2018, bringing them back to the network where they created and executive produced all seven seasons of critically-acclaimed legal drama The Good Wife. The duo would go on to create/executive produce The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight for CBS All Access; and are also set to executive produce Showtime’s Drama Your Honor, with writer Peter Moffat (The Night Of).