'Evil': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the supernatural drama on CBS

After a Comic-Con screening of the series premiere, Michelle King hinted about the constant battle between science and mysticism in the supernatural drama 'Evil'


                            'Evil': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the supernatural drama on CBS

A psychological mystery, 'Evil' is an upcoming series on CBS and CBS All Access that explores the blurred lines between science and religion.

The series, written and created by Robert King and Michelle King, revolves around the life of a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. 

After a Comic-Con screening of the series premiere, Michelle King hinted about the constant battle between science and mysticism. "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," she said.

Release date

The supernatural drama is all set for a September 26 release on CBS and CBS All Access at 10/9c every Thursday. 

Plot

According to the official synopsis, "'Evil' is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work."

Cast

Katja Herbers

Katja Herbers attends the 2018 Pre-Emmy Party hosted by Entertainment Weekly and L'Oreal Paris at Sunset Tower on September 15, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Katja Herbers stars in the supernatural drama as Kristen Bouchard. The Dutch actress is best known for portraying Dr. Helen Prins on 'Manhattan', Joyce on the Dutch show 'Divorce', and Emily in the HBO series 'Westworld'.

Mike Colter

Mike Colter attends the "Skin" premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 8, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images)

 

Colter plays the role of David Acosta in the series. The actor is best known for his role as Luke Cage in Marvel's 'Luke Cage' (2016–2018), 'The Defenders' (2017), and 'Jessica Jones' (2015-2019) — all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has also appeared as in the television series 'The Good Wife' (2010–2015), 'Ringer' (2011–2012), and the 'Halo' franchise (2014–2015).

Other actors in the series are Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shroff, Michael Emerson as Leland Townsend, Brooklyn Shuck as Lynn Bouchard, Skylar Gray as Lila Bouchard, Maddy Crocco as Lexis Bouchard, and Dalya Knapp as Laura Bouchard.

Director/Writer

Robert King and Michelle King

Robert King and Michelle King attend Showrunners and Writing for TV during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 28, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

The supernatural drama 'Evil' has been written and created by Robert King and Michelle King. King also directed the series. The couple created the comedy-drama 'BrainDead' (2016), the legal drama series 'The Good Wife' (2009-16) and 'The Good Fight' (2017). 

Robert King also directed the pilot and is one of the executive producers for CBS Television Studios along with Michelle and Liz Glotzer.

Trailers

Watch the 3.11-minute preview trailer for 'Evil', a psychological mystery from Michelle and Robert King, that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion.



 

Where to watch  

You can stream the supernatural drama on CBS and CBS All Access on Thursdays after it premieres on September 26 at 10/9c.

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