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.