Broadcast television was in dire need of a truly creepy but engaging supernatural terror series when Robert and Michelle King’s Evil debuted on CBS in the fall of 2019. Word of the series’s excellence quickly propagate, and it became one of those must-see shows of this season, earning an early season two renewal in the process.
The show stars Mike Colter and Katja Herbers as David and Kristen, a priest-in-training and skeptical forensic psychologist, respectively, because they investigate supernatural happenings on behalf of the Catholic Church. The duo is often assisted in their efforts by Aasif Mandvi’s Ben, who functions as a technical expert offering scientific explanations for phenomena that appear to be of supernatural origins.
Given that the long wait between seasons (Evil’s season 1 finale aired in January 2020), we’ve had plenty of time to scour the web for clues regarding the series’s second season. This is everything we know up to now about Evil season two.
Evil Season 2 Release Date
‘Evil’ season 1 premiered on September 26, 2019. The debut season concluded on January 30, 2020, after broadcasting thirteen episodes with a runtime of 40-42 minutes each.
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So far as another season is concerned, we have good news. The show was revived for a second season under a month after its premiere on October 22, 2019, by CBS. Since then, details have been rare regarding the production of season two, and also the release date remains unannounced.
On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the second season faced challenges in production, and filming began later than expected in October 2020, nearly a year following the sophomore season was initially declared. Production in the second year is underway since February 2021. Fortunately for fans, Actress Katja Herbers declared the details on the release of this next season. So if everything goes accordingly,’ Evil’ season 2 will launch some time between April-June 2021.
All Evil’s series regulars are expected to return in Season 2.
Evil celebrities Mike Colter as priest-in-training David Acosta; Katja Herbers as psychologist Kristen Bouchard; Aasif Mandvi as builder Ben Shakir; Michael Emerson as super creep Leland Townsend; Christine Lahti as Kristen’s mom, Sheryl; and Kurt Fuller as Dr. Boggs. The cast also includes Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, and Dalya Knapp as Kristen’s four daughters.
What is the plot of Evil season 2? And where can I watch the trailer?
Even though there isn’t any official preview for Evil season 2 yet — we are hoping that CBS will release one soon — that the throw read lines from episodes of season 2 over Zoom last fall and these lineup readings were cut to a semi-trailer, complete with loads of stock footage to stand in for the absence of real footage because production had been postponed.
The trailer, which was released as part of the series’s virtual panel through New York Comic Con in October 2020, hinted at trouble for Kristen after she seemingly killed the serial killer Orson LeRoux (Darren Pettie) after he started harassing her and her children. Also, it revealed that Michael Emerson’s Leland desires an exorcism before his wedding to Kristen’s mom and that he was just using her for her daughter.
The entire trailer is edited in such a way that it imitates the tropes and aesthetics of a traditional TV show trailer, playing up the suspense and drama nearly for laughs. It is truly fun and featured enough information about what’s to come that it happy fans of the show at the moment, but it has been months since the trailer was released and everyone is now getting a bit impatient. Hopefully, we’ll see some actual footage soon. Until then, you may always rewatch season 1 on Netflix.