Dark Knight's Gary Oldman developing new horror drama exorcist TV series

After helping Christian Bale’s Batman defend Gotham City as Commissioner Gordon for the Dark Knight trilogy, Gary Oldman is eyeing TV for his next genre project.

The prolific Oldman (Dark Knight, Fifth Element) is no stranger to sci-fi, and he’ll be dipping into supernatural drama with his new TV series The Diabolic, which is described as a highly serialized horror drama series. Oldman is only attached as a producer at this point, but it’s certainly possible he could star in the project.

As for the storyline, Deadline reports that the series would follow “a broken but brilliant exorcist who falls in love with a single mother with a young son possessed by an ancient entity with diabolic intentions that not only threaten the boy, but the very fate of mankind.” Personal drama, intertwined with supernatural horror? Yeah, that could be fun.

This definitely sounds like it could be a cool starring vehicle for Oldman, especially since he’s teaming up with his old production partner Douglas Urbanski (The Contender) for the series. Fingers crossed. The project is being developed by distributor Entertainment One, and there's no word yet on which network (or streaming service) this one could eventually wind up calling home.

What do you think? Would you check out this series?

(Via Deadline)

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