• Publication date: August 22, 2011

Exorcist: The Beginning

An agnostic priest is forced to reconsider his beliefs during a terrifying archeological dig.

  • Publication date: August 22, 2011

Exorcist: The Beginning

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2004


currently not on air

Father Merrin (Stellan Skarsgård) is a priest who has forsaken his religion after witnessing the atrocities committed during World War II.  After the war he studied archeology at Oxford and led a successful career.

In Cairo an antique collector informs the Father of an unearthed church in Kenya.  The church dates back to the fifth century, prior to Christianity's arrival in East Africa.  The collector is looking for one item specifically, and hopes that Merrin can recover it before the British do.  Once the excavation begins strange things occur, and the religion Merrin abandoned may be the only thing that saves him.

Exorcist: The Beginning was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.

Directed by: Renny Harlin


  • Stellan Skarsgård
  • Izabella Scorupco
  • James D'Arcy
  • Ralph Brown