Damien, a television series cut from The Omen film franchise, has received a season order from Lifetime.
The first season – which will run six episodes and debut in early 2015 – follows Damien Thorn, all grown up and “seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.”
The press release says he’s an adult, so it sounds like a mix of both Damien: The Omen II and Omen III: The Final Conflict. The 1976 film The Omen found Damien as a youngster, its follow-up in 1978 found him in his teenage years discovering who he is while the third film in ’81 finds an adult Damien fully accepting his destiny and waging a crusade against the second coming of Christ.
Glen Mazzara of The Walking Dead is acting as showrunner on Damien.
“Glen Mazzara has re-imagined Damien as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original,” says Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow in a press release.
Stay tuned for casting news as it comes in!