“What we wanted to avoid, The X Files certainty, what the supernatural is or flying saucers are, so it’s a little more vague. I would say the shows we had seen, we just wanted to be a little grittier about it and just show it’s a little Flannery O’Connor, a little Graham Greene, a little bit more these are not issues that are easy. They’re actually hard.”
Well Evil season 1 did just that … up to a point. The final couple episodes of the show’s first season set up some fascinating potential storytelling opportunities for season 2. For starters, the show is going to need to immediately address Dr. Kristen Bouchard’s likely killing of a serial killing stalker, Orson LeRoux. Then there’s also the fact that her hand was burned upon touching a crucifix and David had a dream of her embracing a demon.
For all of Evil’s investment in ambiguity, it seems as though season 2 will have plenty to say about evil … actual evil.
Evil Season 2 Cast
The entirety of the Evil cast is expected to return for season 2. Katja Herber stars as Dr. Kristen Bouchard, a forensic psychologist who enters into a world far beyond her understanding. Mike Colter plays David Acosta, a former journalist studying to be a Catholic priest. Aasif Mandvi plays David’s helper Ben Shakir. Michael Emerson is the villainous Dr. Leland Townsend (though of course that’s not his true identity).