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Damien, The Omen Television Series, Gets Season Order

Damien - the omenDamien, 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!

  • http://moviepilot.com/desolateearth K. Lee Adams

    Time to contact Mazzara and sell him your ideas for this, Ryan! So lame that this is on Lifetime.

  • Lee

    Boooo, Glen Mazzara, Booooo. No one likes you. Go away. Boooo.

  • Juan Asilo

    oh god gieve him a preacher mentor, give him that
    cause that would make it ol so interested.
    there always 2 side to everything. period.