The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon and The Rocky Horror Picture Show to return as television shows


Classic movies The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are about to be brought back as television shows.

American television network Fox announced the shows in its line-up of upcoming programmes in 2016/2017, which also includes the return of Prison Break and a spin-off of 24.

The Exorcist, considered one of the greatest horror films made, returns as a psychological thriller, following two priests tackling one family's case of terrifying demonic possession.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt, who previous work includes Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the series stars Oscar-winner Geena Davis and Ben Daniels from House Of Cards.

The Lethal Weapon television series sees the return of detectives Riggs and Murtaugh, with Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans replacing Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the lead roles.

A new version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will air in the US in October, with Tim Curry - who played Frank-N-Furter in the original cult classic - featuring in the two-hour TV special.

Prison Break, which originally ran for four seasons between 2005 and 2009, will return in 2017 with its original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.

Meanwhile, Straight Outta Compton actor Corey Hawkins stars in 24: Legacy in February as it follows the same real-time format of the original series featuring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer.