Bringing a Darker Spirituality to Prime Time

There are plenty of spiritual TV projects in the works (NBC’s A.D.: Beyond the Bible, Fox’s Nazareth), but several shows are taking the programming trend in a different direction—examining the dark side of the supernatural. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are teaming up with former Breaking Bad co-producer Sam Catlin to adapt the controversial comic Preacher, the story of a minister possessed by a supernatural being. Here are four more series that are exploring darkness and spirituality:

###The Lost Years

Controversial horror director Eli Roth imagines Jesus’ early years—as an exorcist—for the History Channel.

###Constantine

NBC is adapting the DC Comics series about an occult detective this fall. Sadly, this version will be Keanu-free.

###Damien

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Lifetime’s spinoff of The Omen features a look at the dramatic coming-of-age years of the future Antichrist.

###The Leftovers

HBO and Lost mastermind Damon Lindelof are behind the new TV adaptation of the 2011 novel about a global rapture.

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