The former CBS supernatural drama series makes its formal debut as a Paramount+ series with Season 2's arrival on Sunday. Moving to Paramount+ means that the show’s sexual undercurrents can be less subtextual, they can swear, and they’re not, as Robert King puts it, “bound into that 42-minute straitjacket.” King and wife/co-creator Michelle King were in the middle of editing Episode 5 when they received the news that Evil was moving to Paramount+. So they’ve re-added scenes they’d cut from the first episodes because of length — and also edited in things “to do with language and sexuality,” Robert King says, adding: “We had footage that was a little like, ‘Oh fuck, we’ll never get this past standards and practices!’” Michelle King adds: “We are now editing with Paramount Plus in mind. So it will feel like a streaming show...It’s been tough to do sin with network standards."
TOPICS: Evil, Paramount+, Katja Herbers, Michelle King, Mike Colter, Robert King