Executive Producers of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, Robert and Michelle King discussed their new series Evil at the CBS portion of the 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday. This time around, they are diving into the world of faith, exploring the origins of evil, miracles and their intersection with science.
On a self-described 30-year journey of research surrounding the meaning of life and exploring whether social media is actually making evil viral, the Kings took the last year to develop their latest show, Evil, which has all the makings of another hit.
The Kings describe Evil as “a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist (Katja Herberts) who joins a priest-in-training (Mike Colter) and a carpenter (Aasif Mandvi) as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.”
While the show is not intended or recommended for younger audiences and theologically portrays good verse evil incorrectly, it’s mature, hope-filled and sincere seeking of answers is well worth a watch.
When asked about their 30-years of research, Robert King was refreshingly honest about one of the main questions Evil will endeavor to examine throughout its first season, “The idea if there are miracles, then why is God choosing winners and losers? Why do some—everybody’s had a family member who is very religious and seems to have either a lot of health issues or a lot of children health issues. Why would God ignore those prayers and seem to choose some random… Why is there a choice on miracles, I think.”
It’s a worthy and all-to-common question, one that Christ is eager to answer for him and us all.
Evil premieres September 26th on CBS.