Evil is officially moving to Paramount+ for season 2
UPDATE: It's official: Evil is moving from CBS to Paramount+ for its long-awaited second season, the ViacomCBS streaming service announced Tuesday. The news arrives a day after reports of this move started swirling.
David Boreanaz's SEAL Team is joining Evil on Paramount+, though its fifth season will begin with a special presentation on CBS in the fall before relocating the platform for the rest of its run. Meanwhile, the second season of Robert and Michelle King's supernatural thriller will skip the broadcast network and go right to Paramount+.
"We are thrilled to bring new seasons of these phenomenal series to Paramount+," said Paramount+ EVP and head of programming Julia McNamara in a statement. "We have a strong record of building incredible audiences with these creative teams, including Robert and Michelle King's incomparable The Good Fight, and look forward to bringing our subscribers even more seasons of series they love."
Now that Evil has a new home, it's time for it receive an official premiere date. Check out the new poster below.
ORIGINAL STORY: After months of waiting, we finally have an update on the status of Evil season 2. On the downside, that update isn't a premiere date announcement.
EW has learned that Evil may move from CBS to Paramount+ for its long-awaited second season, which has been languishing away in Purgatory (read: off of CBS' schedule) all season long. A definitive decision will likely be announced at ViacomCBS' Upfronts presentation on Wednesday. But let's be honest, where it airs doesn't matter as much as when because the show's season 1 finale aired in January 2020.
Paramount+ declined to comment.
Created by The Good Fight's Michelle and Robert King, the metaphysical thriller follows forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) as she teams up with priest-in-training David Acosta (Mike Colter) and skeptical handyman Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) to investigate supernatural phenomena like demonic possession and miracles. The show's shocking season 1 finale heavily implied that Kristen murdered a serial killer who was stalking her family and might be possessed. Season 1 averaged 6.29 million viewers and found an even bigger audience once it hit Netflix last fall.
Evil's second season will pick up with the dangling thread of Kristen's possible corruption and introduce even more supernatural beings (season 1 featured a couple of demons that may or may not have been real).
"This season has like an avenging angel character that is supposedly good, but talks in terms of evil — evil in terms of killing millions of people and so on," said Robert King during the show's New York Comic-Con panel in October. "There is a character named Abby, who is a version of George. We have, I would say, five or six new scary things this year."
Evil also stars Michael Emerson as Leland Townsend, Kurt Fuller as Dr. Kurt Boggs, and Christine Lahti as Sheryl Luria. If the move to Paramount+ goes through, it will join the Kings' absurdist legal drama The Good Fight on the ViacomCBS streaming service. The show is currently in production in New York.