The setting and plot for season 2 have also been revealed
John Cho is now in possession of a series regular role on The Exorcist.
EW has confirmed the Star Trek star is joining the cast of the Fox drama, which in May scored a surprise second season renewal.
The new season will shift the action from Chicago to a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle. Cho will play former child psychologist Andrew Kim, who now runs a group home for at-risk foster children. Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) and newly collarless Marcus’ (Ben Daniels) search for evil leads them to Kim when one of the kids is the target of a powerful force — putting the priests on a collision course with Hell.
“You’ll see a new possession case, a new family or individual who needs Marcus and Tomas’ help in season 2, and at the same time you’ll see our larger mythology,” creator Jeremy Slater previously told EW. “The world is starting to change around Marcus and Tomas and their enemies are getting more ambitious and are taking moves to consolidate power. So trying to balance that political paranoia of never quite knowing who you can trust, with another strong emotional story about these two different men coming together to save a family in peril, that’s always going to be the basic DNA of The Exorcist.”
The role marks Cho’s second Fox supernatural drama after having previously recurred on Sleepy Hollow. The Harold & Kumar alum will play the boyfriend of Billy Eichner’s character on season 3 of Hulu’s Difficult People and stars in the upcoming big-screen drama Columbus.
The Exorcist returns Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET. TVLine first reported the news.