Alex Barima is one of the new additions to the cast of The Exorcist for the show’s second season. Alex plays Shelby, a foster kid that quickly finds himself in the middle of some disturbing events. Check out are latest exclusive interview. We’ve been able to sit down with him to talk about this new chapter of FOX’s show, his character, and his future projects.
– Hi Alex. This fall we are seeing you on the second season of FOX’s The Exorcist. Tell us, how did you land the role?
The audition process was pretty standard, and I had a good feeling going in; I felt like this was a character I really understood. I had a second audition in front of Jason Ensler, a director and executive producer of the show, and I got the call a few days later!
– For people that haven’t tuned in yet, what is this second season’s story about? What can we expect?
We pick up six months after the end of the first season, and Marcus has been training Tomas to become a full-fledged exorcist. Our side of the story introduces a new family, led by John Cho’s character, Andy. They live on an island in the Pacific North West, where Andy is trying to raise his foster children as best he can, while a lurking demon has other plans for them.
– As an anthology series, season two is a complete new story. What does The Exorcist maintain from it’s previous season and what new aspects are introduced?
Tomas, Marcus and Father Bennett are back, but everything has changed for them. Tomas and Marcus have gone rogue, while Bennett attempts to battle the conspiracy in Catholic church head-on. The relationship between Marcus and Tomas will be tested like never before this season, as will their faith.
– On the show you’re playing Shelby, a foster child directly connected with the strange things that start to happen. What can you tell us about your character?
Shelby comes from a broken home. Living with Andy is the best thing that’s ever happened to him, and he’s willing to go to great lengths to protect his new family. He is deeply connected to his Christian faith, which will surely come into play as the story moves forward.
– We’ve been told that in the future you would love to produce and direct your own material. Do you have any ideas? What would you like to work on?
I have many ideas that I’m hoping to bring to life over time. I’ve already written a screenplay with a friend of mine, and we’re also working on a musical. I’m also developing some comic book adaptations for the big screen, as well as some TV series. I would like to make a true Hollywood blockbuster someday, but I still have a lot to learn!
An interview by Chris Patterson for Lovingseries.
Photo credit : Malcolm Tweedy.