The Omen series has been a tedious franchise. After the original trilogy of films, each more ineffective than the last and then a very poor tv movie, and finally a remake which was simply a “shot-byshot” updated version of the original which received mostly negative responses from critic in spite of making a large financial return against it’s small budget of only 25 million now the story of the child antichrist is about to told told once again.
Originally schedule to be broadcast on Lifetime (yes really) the new series titled simply “Damien”–has moved to A&E. The series will focus on the main antagonist character from the original horror film series “the Omen” portraying the adult life of Damien Thorn (Bradley James), the Antichrist. According to the trailer, it is unclear exactly if the series will focus on Damien as a young adult, either as a remaining of the second film or a sequel of sorts, or it may completely disavow the original trilogy all together.
Vice President of Lifetime spoke about the series and its director saying:
“Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original.”
A&E has ordered Damien for a 10-episode first season, but has not announced a premiere date yet.