Damien Escapes Lifetime in Hell; Moves to A&E
The TV series based upon The Omen and the exploits of everyone’s favorite Antichrist, “Damien,” is having a shift in venue. Deadline is reporting that Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama follow-up to the horror classic, originally set up at Lifetime, will air on sibling A&E.
As part of the move, the order for the show, from Glen Mazzara and Fox 21 TV Studios, has been upped from 6 to 10 episodes. This marks the first major synergetic play since Lifetime programming chief Rob Sharenow also took over A&E two months ago as EVP and general manager A&E and Lifetime.
In his TV directing debut, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) will helm and executive produce the first episode. “Merlin” star Bradley James (pictured) has landed the title role.
Produced by Fox TV Studios, the ten-episode “Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film 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, the most feared man throughout the ages.
“Damien,” slated to premiere in 2015, is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara via his 44 Strong Productions.