Evil: Season 1

Evil: Season 1

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A clinical psychologist (Katja Herbers, Westworld) and a priest-in-training (Mike Colter, Luke Cage) work together to determine if evil perpetrators are either insane or possessed in this crime-horror series.




Genesis 1

Forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard is hired by the Catholic Church... More to determine whether a serial killer is possessed by a demon or merely a psychopath.


177 Minutes

Kristen, David and Ben investigate a supposed miracle when a... More teenage girl comes back to life after being declared dead for almost two hours; Kristen meets with her former boss and runs into Leland Townsend.


3 Stars

After a high-strung theater producer's behavior turns from demanding to... More what is believed to be demonic, Kristen, David and Ben must assess the situation. Kristen discredits her nemesis, Leland Townsend, before he can ruin a 17-year-old boy's life.



Kristen, Ben and David are hired to evaluate Eric, a... More seemingly psychopathic 9-year-old boy; Eric takes a liking to David, which leaves them hopeful they can curb his violent behavior; Kristen's daughters lie about a game their grandmother bought.


October 31

On Halloween night, Kristen and David are sent to assess... More an exorcism; Ben goes on his favorite show, where he debunks supernatural finds with fellow unbeliever Vanessa.


Let x = 9

When the Catholic Church asks Kristen, David and Ben to... More assess the veracity of a local prophetess, Grace Ling, they are shaken when they see one of her visions come to life.


Vatican III

When Bridget confesses to murder during her exorcism, Monsignor Korecki... More asks Kristen, David and Ben to investigate if the details match any open cases and if the woman really is possessed by a demon.


2 Fathers

When David recognizes one of the sigils in the Poveglia... More Codex from his father Leon's artwork, he and Kristen journey to a remote art commune to investigate its meaning and how it's related to David's family.


Exorcism Part 2

David is shocked to learn he is being sued for... More inflicting severe psychological harm on Caroline Hopkins, after he assisted in her exorcism. The accusation leads him to question his future as a priest, especially once he develops a very close connection with his defense attorney, Renée Harris.


7 Swans a Singin'

Kristen, David and Ben are called to investigate an insidiously... More addictive Christmas song that's spreading among an increasing number of students, and the dangerous relationship between online influencers and their impressionable young followers.


Room 320

After David is badly wounded, he is determined to fight... More off the menacing presence of death from his hospital bed.


Justice x 2

Leland assists convicted serial killer Orson Leroux with having his... More conviction overturned; Kristen is called into court to testify while her daughter, Laura, undergoes emergency heart surgery; David witnesses a woman's evil instincts firsthand.


Book 27

David, Kristen and Ben assess whether a pregnant woman is... More possessed when she claims one of the twins she’s carrying is evil. Their investigation leads to a fertility clinic where they discover a connection to all of their encounters throughout the season. Also, Kristen questions one of her daughters’ capacity for evil upon realizing that she also used that fertility clinic.

Evil: Season 1 | Reviews

92%50 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Shows an unusual degree of polish and promise, as well as edge that startles while existing for something other than mere shock value.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The early Evil cases are solid but not thrilling. The nods at something more serialized are when the show seems at its liveliest, so hopefully Evil dives deeper into those murky waters, and soon.

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That sense of mystery, as well as some mysteries in the characters' personal lives, are persuasive reasons to keep watching.

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Evil should be too wild to work, but I have come to cherish its chaotic evil energy. I never know what's happening, and I love the way it leaves me confused, flummoxed, and giggly.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The cast is universally strong, especially Herbers, who, with her warm eyes and her air of wary dishevelment, makes Kristen feel strange and a little dirty...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Entertainingly twisty and sometimes satirical, and it's surprisingly scary in a holy-s**t-how-is-this-on-CBS kind of way.

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Evil: Season 1 | Release Details

Evil: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.