‘The Omen’ Follow Up ‘Damien’ Moves to A&E

The Omen Sequel Damien Moves to A&E
A scene from ‘The Omen’ (Photo © 20th Century Fox)

There’s big news for the horror series follow-up to The Omen: Damien has shifted from Lifetime to A&E and has had its season one order upped from six to 10. The new series is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) with Shekhar Kapur directing the first episode. Pancho Mansfield and Ross Fineman are also on board as executive producers on the Fox 21 Television Studios and A&E Network project.

“A&E’s unwavering commitment to high quality original scripted drama programming, coupled with the sizable fan-base for our hit series Bates Motel, which so perfectly aligns with Damien, make the network the ideal fit for this exceptional show,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President & General Manager, A&E and Lifetime. “We are thrilled with what we’ve seen so far and know that Glen and the creative team have even more story to tell in season one.”

Damien Thorn is played by Bradley James (Homeland). The cast also includes Barbara Hershey, Omid Abtahi, and Meganlyn Echikunwoke.

The Plot:

Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture who has grown up 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. Barbara Hershey stars as Ann Rutledge, the world’s most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny. Omid Abtahi portrays Amani Golkar, a close colleague of Damien’s whose fierce loyalty will be tested when he realizes who his brother-in-arms actually is. Meganlyn Echikunwoke plays Simone Baptiste, a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when tragedy unexpectedly strikes.

-By Rebecca Murray

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