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Evil: Season 1 (2019-2020)



Critic Consensus: Smartly-written and effectively unsettling, Evil works best when it dares to delve into the depths of the uncomfortable questions it poses.


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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 who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter 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.


Katja Herbers
as Kristen Bouchard
Mike Colter
as David Acosta
Aasif Mandvi
as Ben Shroff
Michael Emerson
as Leland Townsend
Christine Lahti
as Sheryl Luria
Kurt Fuller
as Dr. Boggs
Brooklyn Shuck
as Lynn Bouchard
Skylar Gray
as Lila Bouchard
Maddy Crocco
as Lexis Bouchard
Dalya Knapp
as Laura Bouchard
Boris McGiver
as Monsignor Matthew Korecki
Clark Johnson
as Father Amara
Danny Burstein
as D.A. Lewis Cormier
Scott Ian
as Butcher
Brooke Bloom
as Emily Leroux
Heather Lind
as Sarah McCrystal
Timothy D. Stickney
as William Hopkins
Karen Pittman
as Caroline Hopkins
Li Jun Li
as Grace Ling
Rodney Richardson
as Tommy Boutella
Michael Stahl-David
as Tom McCrystal
Sanjit De Silva
as Neil Benton
Nelson Lee
as Daniel Ling
John Glover
as Byron Duke
Audrey Bennett
as Julie McCrystal
Nora Murphy
as Little Girl "Rose"
Thirsa van Til
as Female Patient
Matt DeAngelis
as Brian Cadelago
Dascha Polanco
as Patti Hitchens
Baylen Thomas
as Controller
Karoline Xu
as Chinese Mother
Dakin Matthews
as Father Augustus
De'Adre Aziza
as Fiona Plemmons
Sharon Gee
as Chinese Woman
Hannah Hodson
as Naomi Clark
Nicole Shalhoub
as Vanessa Dudley
Brian Smolinski
as Mr. Gilbert
Melissa Joyner
as Angela Clark
Laura Kai Chen
as Marianne Jacobs
Shawn Cortel
as Detention Guard
Noah Robbins
as Sebastian Lewins
Sean Phillips
as Cleveland
Chris Ghaffari
as Tony Pacuci
Nick Doolan
as Climbing Partner
Amy Hohn
as Judge
Jake Ryan Lozano
as Dougie Martin
Jayson Wesley
as Bearded Man
Manoel Felciano
as Jackson Orbinson
Victoria Meade
as Caliente Day
Anissa Felix
as Violet Dahl
Aishling Pembroke
as Young Woman
Gregg Edelman
as Rodney Match
David Adkins
as Pierre Halley
Lizan Mitchell
as Crying Aunt
Marcus Ho
as Doctor
Peterson Townsend
as Corey Clark
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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (14)

So far, it's an admirable attempt, if sometimes overly simplistic.

September 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Both the writing and direction take the time to make sure that the emotional repercussions linger and build on each other, but the in-the-moment stuff is sometimes active for both characters and audience.

September 25, 2019 | Full Review…

It's like being haunted by someone who's part-devil and part-snarky David Spade. It's very unsettling - and somehow, even creepier.

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…
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What makes Evil interesting is the way that it marries the procedural setup that is such a staple of CBS and the more frightening elements at play within the series.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

What really makes Evil stand out is that it is really scary.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It is impossible to believe Evil can be this good.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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