It has been more than a year since Evil had wrapped up its 13-episode first season on CBS, and it looks like creators Robert King and Michelle King’s hit supernatural drama might be moving on from linear broadcast to streaming soon. According to Deadline, negotiations are currently in place for the upcoming Evil Season 2 to officially shift to Paramount+. Circulating reports say that a final decision will most likely be revealed at ViacomCBS’ upfront presentation on Wednesday.
The Katja Herbers and Mike Colter-led horror drama’s imminent move to streaming shouldn’t come as a surprise as its debut season had performed much better on digital than on its broadcast ratings, especially when it launched on Netflix last fall. Should this new shift to streaming pushes through, this would mark the third CBS drama this year that has moved to Paramount+ following SEAL Team and Clarice.
Evil is a psychological mystery series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on Kristen Bouchard, a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins David Acosta, a Catholic priest-in-training, and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
The series stars Katja Herbers (Westworld), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Aasif Mandvi (Blue Bloods), and Michael Emerson (The Practice, Person of Interest). It also features Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp, Christine Lahti, and Patrick Brammall.
Evil is created and executive produced by The Good Wife duo Robert and Michelle King, with Robert King directing the pilot. King Size Productions president Liz Glotzer also serves as an executive producer. The series had scored an early second season renewal right before it concluded its first season run.