The Following alum Zuleikha Robinson has booked a series regular role on the upcoming season 2 of Fox’s The Exorcist. The role will have her co-starring opposite leads Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, and Kurt Egyiawan.
According to Deadline, Robinson will star as Mouse, a mysterious figure waging her own private war against the Catholic patriarchy. Mouse, a mysterious and pragmatic, takes her duty seriously, however, she’s only loyal to herself. In addition to Robinson, The Exorcist added two new series regulars, John Cho and Brianna Hildebrand.
Season 2 will pick up with Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil. Across the Atlantic, Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God. Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to Andrew Kim (John Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children, one of them played by Brianna Hildebrand, on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle. When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with hell.
It will definitely be interesting to see how Robinson’s character will be brought into the story. Since she has a vendetta against the Church will she be someone who Father Bennett will come across in his attempts to weed out evil? Or will she be someone who Tomas and Marcus meet on the secluded island? Either seems like a possibility, however, our guess is that she will be probably interact with Father Bennett. But no matter what, it definitely seems like Robinson’s Mouse is here to cause some problems.
Another possibility could be that Mouse teams up with Father Bennett. Could they both team up to fight against the Church? Well, we will have to wait and see.
Robinson has most recently starred as a series regular role on the ABC/Shondaland costume drama, Still Star-Crossed. However, her big break came when she co-starred on The X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen. Her credits also include HBO’s Rome, Fox’s New Amsterdam and The Following, Showtime’s Homeland and ABC’s Lost.
This story was written by Samantha D’Amico.