Blindspot and Chicago P.D. alum Li Jun Li has been cast as a series regular opposite John Cho in the upcoming second season of Fox’s horror drama, The Exorcist.
According to Deadline, the second season “will begin 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 ‘Andy’ Kim (Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children 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.”
Li has been cast as Rose, a social worker assigned to the group home run by Andy Kim. She is described as a by-the-books rule follower who arrives to investigate whether Andy is still capable of caring for the children without a maternal figure around. However, while Rose is a strict rule follower, she and Andy have a history and is the first who is able to see through Andy’s brave-front. Her experience growing up in a foster care has made her aware of the difficulty of creating a stable home for these children and can relate to them easily.
Li’s role this season it definitely an interesting one. With John Cho’s character already sounded suspicious, it’s an interesting dynamic to add a character who can relate to Andy in way that the other character might not be able to. And if Li’s character can relate to the children, then could Rose have a big impact on the children possessed by a powerful force? It would certainly be a great concept. It is also going to be intriguing to see how Rose’s past will affect how she deals with the investigation. Could she become too involved in the investigation that she losses sight on the reason she is there? She could, but remember she a strict follower so it’s going to take something huge for her to end that habit.
Li Jun Li’s other television credits include a recurring role on Quantico and The Following. She was also a series regular on The Minority Report.
The Exorcist debuts its second season this fall on September 29, 2017 on Fox.
This story was written by Samantha D’Amico.