In an unprecedented move for the Vatican, it is opening up its files to television producers for a new show about exorcism.
"The Exorcist Files" will air on the Discovery Channel this spring. The show will recreate stories of real-life demonic possessions and exorcisms. The episodes will be based on cases investigated by the Catholic Church.
The shows will include interviews with the Church's top exorcists, people who are rarely, if ever, seen on television.
“The Vatican is an extraordinarily hard place to get access to, but we explained we’re not going to try to tell people what to think,” Discovery president and GM Clark Bunting told Entertainment Weekly.
Bunting admits he was skeptical when he first heard the idea, but he was won over after more than three hours of talks.
“The work these folks do, and their conviction in their beliefs, make for fascinating stories,” Bunting says.
If the show’s first season is successful, the network said it hopes to partner with the Church to take the show to the next natural level -- filming real, actual exorcisms.
An exact date has not yet been set for the show's debut. But when it does premiere, will you be watching?