Evil Season 2 is Paramount + ‘s first big opportunity

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During his time on CBS, however, Wrong never really felt like a CBS show. This is not to disparage the quality of network television broadcasts. Many bold and creative series have made their home on CBS and the other lower channels. It’s just that EviL, in particular, was a show apparently designed for a more specific audience – an audience that likes to grab its content whenever they want, preferably on a tablet or laptop perched precariously on the end of their bed.

Wrong follows skeptical forensic psychologist Dr.Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) as she is brought in by intern Catholic priest David Acosta (Mike Colter) to assess whether a violent criminal claiming demonic possession is clinically insane. Following this first case, Bouchard and Acosta continue to team up, alongside technical genius Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) to investigate supposedly supernatural incidents.

If this setup looks like the stuff of a modern day The X-Files, you would certainly not be far. But what separates Wrong According to Chris Carter’s paranormal masterpiece, there isn’t as much of the paranormal to be found. Evil at the center of Wrong is terribly human. As often embodied in the form of Dr. Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), evil is often a human construct in the series universe.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the Season 1 premiere, Robert King said of the show:

“What we wanted to avoid, X files sure, what the supernatural or the flying saucers is, so it’s a little more vague. I would say the shows that we had seen, we just wanted to be a little more grainy about it and just show that it’s a little bit Flannery O’Connor, a little Graham Greene, a little more it’s not issues that are easy. They are actually tough.

Wrong is indeed a little more vague about its supernatural aspects than other shows of its ilk. But his investment in exploring the human foundations of malevolence is far-sighted and focused. The ultimate experience is a stimulating, yet incredibly entertaining experience. It is also a problem which does not correspond to the consultation of the appointments, between the pharmaceutical advertisements and NCIS reruns

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