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Turns out even Michael Emerson doesn’t know the full story about his character on Evil.

The new CBS drama from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King is a supernatural series that chronicles the adventures of priest-in-training David Acosta (Mike Colter), skeptical forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers), and contractor Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) as they explore whether there’s a logical/psychological or supernatural/demonic explanation for evil. Each week, the trio will investigate supposed possessions, miracles, and other unexplained mysteries and how social media plays a role in spreading evil in the world.

That’s where Emerson‘s potentially psychopathic character Leland Townsend comes in, as he uses technology to connect other psychopaths (or demons) and create chaos. But is Leland a demon himself? When the cast of Evil stopped by EW’s video suite at New York Comic Con on Thursday, the actor revealed that he doesn’t actually know, but he has his suspicions.

“I just play it scene by scene,” Emerson says. “So far he seems like a highly manipulative and dangerous lord of mischief. Whether he’s human or not hasn’t come up yet but it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s something other.”

Check out what the rest of the stars had to say about the new supernatural drama in our video above.

Evil airs Thursdays on CBS.

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EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil. The series focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church’s backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena in CBS series EVIL on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Mike Colter as David Acosta and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Evil
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  • TV Show
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  • 2
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  • Robert King
  • Michelle King
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  • Paramount+
  • CBS

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