Glen Mazzara's Sequel to The Omen Gets a Straight-to-Series Order at Lifetime

By RobynRoss

Aug 25, 2014

Lifetime has ordered Glen Mazzara’s thriller Damien straight to series, the network announced on Monday.

A sequel to the classic 1976 horror film The Omen, Damien will center on the now-adult Damien Thorn—the mysterious child from the original movie—who's grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces that surround him. Haunted by his past, Damien must come to terms with his true destiny: that he is the Antichrist. 

Lifetime has ordered six episodes of the series, which is slated for an early 2015 launch. 

“We are thrilled to be bringing a contemporary version of The Omen’s Damien Thorn back to the screen. 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," Lifetime's Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow said in a statement.

Damien is Mazzara's first television gig since his exit as the showrunner of AMC's The Walking Dead

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  • numberonecubsfa Aug 29, 2014

    "Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero-" *clicks back button*

  • Marburg66 Aug 26, 2014

    Omen 2: Slay's Anatomy
    (featuring Dr. McDreamien Thorn)

  • jimman1 Aug 26, 2014

    Omen 2 Satanic Boogaloo.

  • jimman1 Aug 26, 2014

    Omen 2 ; "This Time It's Personhell."

  • KevinG87 Aug 25, 2014

    The Omen 2 TV: Still Omening

  • Taccado Aug 25, 2014

    From AMC's TWD to Lifetime? Oh, Glen...

  • torque_smacky Aug 25, 2014

    They might as well give him a Spanish accent and a long curly mustache. Have him speak of roses a lot and how he's going to avenge someone's death.

  • WavSlave Aug 25, 2014

    Inigo Montoya?

  • Marburg66 Aug 25, 2014

    My worst fears are being solidified...still, it's Lifetime, so it's not really a surprise they would Lifetime it up

    In less than one sentance, my interest in this show has plummeted about 75%

  • maritimer00 Aug 25, 2014

    Damien as a romantic anti-hero?...the 666 child as someone who isn't pure evil..?....I mean, did anyone who green lit this even watch the movies it's "based" on? To me, sounds like yet again a TV show/movie from past days which resonates with certain viewers gets dragged out and is unrecognizable to what is supposed to be the plot. Stupid, stupid, stupid idea....

  • Gislef Aug 25, 2014

    In fairness, in the second movie (the second original movie?), Damien is portrayed as... well, not a romantic anti-hero. He's only a teenager. But someone who is fighting his destiny and his birthright.

  • maritimer00 Aug 25, 2014

    ...who kills anyone who gets in the way in a wide variety of ways that are often extremely nasty. He fought it for about 5 minutes, iirc, before killing his stepbrother. Yeah, I stand by my orig thought...this "re-imagining" looks to be unwatchable.