When it comes to understanding demons and spiritual warfare, one of the greatest works accessible to just about everyone is Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” a 1942 novel that takes the form of letters penned by senior demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a junior tempter. Wormwood’s ultimate job is to ensure the damnation of a British man known only as “the patient.”
(Tré Goins-Phillips – Faithwire) It might sound like the start of a bad joke, but it’s the truth. Rather than walking into a bar, as the story usually goes, a skeptic and a believer have teamed up to create a new drama exploring demonic possession, spirituality, and religion.
The new CBS TV drama “Evil” is the latest creation from duo Robert and Michelle King, a show-making couple whose own worldviews mimic the perspectives of the characters in the new series, and it puts Christianity centerstage, with character development inspired in part by the works of the late author and armchair theologian C.S. Lewis.
Robert, of Irish and Italian descent, grew up Catholic and remains devout today. His wife Michelle, who comes from a family of Holocaust survivors, is of Jewish heritage. She doesn’t consider herself a believer, but is instead an agnostic.