‘Evil’: The Kings Return With Another Show Looking to Make Sense of the World Right Now

IndieWire | 7/18/2019 | Staff
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With all the various individuals and people in positions of power currently trying to inflict harm on a massive scale, building a show around the pursuit of the possible existence of demons is both a logical and unexpected reaction to the state of the world. The result of that choice is “Evil,” the latest drama from TV vets Michelle and Robert King, the team behind shows like “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight.”

“Evil” tracks the efforts of a small team who become dedicated to uncovering the truth behind supposed demonic activity. The pilot follows their quest to determine whether or not an accused serial killer is actually possessed by a malicious spirit.

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After a Comic-Con screening of the series premiere, set to debut September 26 on CBS, the cast and creators each took their turn to dig into the true meaning behind the show’s one-word title. For the Kings, one of the main ideas behind creating the series was the chance to show characters devoted to figuring it out for themselves.

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“What we liked about the show is the ability to show two people with very different ideas about spirituality, someone who is truly skeptical and someone who is a true believer. We liked the idea of both of them being able to express their feelings and listen to each other respectfully and have a dialogue,” Michelle King said.

Like their other current series, the CBS All Access drama “The Good Fight,” a portion of the week-to-week story in “Evil” will come from the modern dangers of hate groups communicating with each other online. From there, the series’ characters will try to determine to what extent various individuals are susceptible to outside forces pushing them to...
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