‘The Exorcist’
“The Exorcist” Season 2 will return to FOX with a combination of old and new characters. FOX

“The Exorcist” Season 2 will no longer feature Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Hannah Kasulka and Brianne Howey.

According to TV Line, FOX’s decision to renew the thriller series meant that none of the members of the Rance clan will be part of Season 2. This is because the upcoming episodes will focus on Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera), Kurt Egyiawan (Brother Bennett) and Ben Daniels (Father Marcus) exorcising another group of people.

Read: “The Exorcist” Season 2 renewed by FOX despite unimpressive ratings

Executive producer Jeremy Slater previously shared with Deadline what his main goal was for Season 1, as well as what story he wants to tell the viewers for Season 2. “My goal was then that this first season needed to tell a story with a beginning, middle and an end and that story was the possession of the Rance family… A Season 2 would mean our challenge would be to come up with a new storyline that was just as exciting and emotionally gripping – but that doesn’t mean we won’t see the Rance family again,” he said.

According to TV Line, Davis, Ruck, Kasulka and Howey may be invited to return to “The Exorcist” Season 2, but only as guest stars.

In April, the same publication reported the shocking renewal of “The Exorcist” for a second season despite its low ratings. The series averaged 1.9 million viewers and a 0.7 rating during its Friday night time slot. Last year, even Slater begged fans to watch the series via his Twitter account to help boost ratings.

Meanwhile, the cast members’ axing from “The Exorcist” Season 2 isn’t necessarily a surprise. The exec previously clarified that the show isn’t an anthology series, so new characters and storylines are developed every season. But unlike the members of the Rance family, Slater believes that viewers have an emotional connection with Fathers Tomas and Marcus so they will still be part of Season 2. “I think Marcus and Tomas are the heart of the show, and I think that maybe as long as they are both alive they would always be the central focus of the series,” he said.

As of late, the premiere date for “The Exorcist” Season 2 hasn’t been announced by FOX.