John Cho
John Cho will play the role of Andy Kim in “The Exorcist” Season 2. Pictured: Cho attends SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic Con 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. Getty Images/Vivien Killilea

“The Exorcist” Season 2 cast John Cho in July as Andy Kim. Now, the actor is explaining why he decided to join the Fox TV series.

While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Cho said that he wants to help push for Asian-American representation on TV and everywhere else. “I had not seen Asian faces in American horror, and it kind of ticked me to want to change that visual vocabulary a bit. I thought it would be, I don’t know, intrusive to have my face in it,” he said.

“The Exorcist” creator and executive producer Jeremy Slater revealed to the same publication a few months back that they thought of adding Cho to the cast even before they decided on his character’s name. In the end, they decided to name the character Andy. He is a widowed ex-child psychologist who runs a foster home off the coast of Seattle.

“We were writing the name John Cho on the whiteboard and going, ‘Okay, in scene 6, John is going to do this.’ At some point, we realized if John actually said no, we would be in a lot of trouble,” Slater said.

Luckily, Cho was also looking to play a role that is unlike the ones he had played before. Since he started his acting career, Cho has never played a father figure role either, and this is what he will get to do in “The Exorcist” Season 2.

Meanwhile, “The Exorcist” Season 2 will premiere at the end of the month. The show will no longer feature the Rance family, but there is a possibility that Geena Davis’ character, Angela, will make a cameo, according to TV Line. But regardless of whether or not Angela will be back, “The Exorcist” Season 2 will be very different from Season 1.

Other than Andy’s and the foster children’s life, the upcoming episodes will also focus on Father Bennett’s (Kurt Egyiawan) relationship with the Vatican. “We’re gonna play with the big Vatican conspiracy, big mythology, the office of the exorcist, which is an actual thing in the Vatican and how that deals,” Slater said.

“The Exorcist” Season 2 will premiere on Fox on Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. EDT.