If you were to read this news article you’d think the Vatican was producing a re-enactment show about exorcisms. But it’s just people making yet another show recreating supernatural type stories with really bad actors are saying that they got super duper access to the top secret Vatican archives that even Dan Brown couldn’t dig his way into.

If you really wanna’ know what you’re gonna’ get with this show just wait for the end graph where they’re hoping for a second season with “demon purging ride alongs.” Oh yeah. Sounds like they’re taking this very seriously.

Inside TV reports:

Discovery Channel is teaming with the Vatican for an unprecedented new series hunting the deadliest catch of all: Demons.

The Exorcist Files will recreate stories of real-life hauntings and demonic possession, based on cases investigated by the Catholic Church. The project includes access into the Vatican’s case files, as well as interviews with the organization’s top exorcists — religious experts who are rarely 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,” says Discovery president and GM Clark Bunting.

Bunting says the investigators believe a demon can inhabit an inanimate object (like a home) or a person. The network executive says he was initially skeptical when first meeting the team but 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 hopes its partnership with the Church will pave the way for producers GoGo Luckey to take the series to the next level — joining Catholic investigators on live demon-purging ride-alongs. (Move over, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters.)

I love how they make this sound like the Vatican is teaming up with these guys to produce this show.

If the same people who gave these quotes to the news are the people making the show I have very low hopes indeed for the show.

HT Mary’s Aggies