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The Devil Went Down to Lifetime: Glen Mazzara's 'Omen' Based 'Damien' Gets Series Order

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | August 25, 2014 | Comments ()

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | August 25, 2014 |


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When I first watched Richard Donner’s The Omen starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remmick, it so terrified me that I swore I’d start going to church (that promise lasted a very short while). The story of a couple who are —at least, at first — unknowingly raising a boy who is the Antichrist is ripe for a thousand remakes, and Lifetime is ready to send us all to hell.

Written and produced by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Shield, Damien will pick up with The Omen’s Damian Thorne now a young man, “a dark, romantic anti-hero.” Lifetime vice president, Rob Sharenow calls Mazzara’s version of the tale “contemporary; a fresh take [that] blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original.” The official description: “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.”

Lifetime has already ordered six episodes to kick off the series. If it’s well-cast and done right Damien could follow in Hannibal and American Horror Story’s footsteps as the next in the excellent television horror show line.

I nominate Jamie Dornan, Nicholas Hoult, or Tom Sturridge for the title role.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter)


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