The Omen Heads to the Small Screen with Lifetime TV Movie Damien

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The Omen Heads to the Small Screen with Lifetime TV Movie DamienAfter a series of sequels and a lackluster remake, I suppose it was inevitable that The Omen would be heading to the small screen, as has recently become the norm for popular horror franchises.

A spin-off made-for-TV flick is indeed in the works, and we’ve got the latest for ya today. Dig in!

THR reports that former “Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara is prepping Damien for Lifetime, a series based on the popular franchise that rose from the depths of Hell in 1976. Mazzara will pen the script and executive produce via his 44 Strong Productions banner.

Titled Damien, the drama centers on the film’s young boy Damien Thorn. Now an adult and haunted by his past, Damien is faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist.

Ross Fineman (“Lights Out”) will also executive produce via his FTVS-based Fineman Entertainment.

The Omen, from writer David Seltzer and director Richard Donner, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as parents whose son dies at birth and instead secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died at the same time. Only they eventually learn that the child, Damien (played by Harvey Spencer Stephens), is the Antichrist.

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