Lifetime is teaming with Glen Mazzara.
The female skewing network has handed a six episode straight-to-series order to the former The Walking Dead showrunner’s The Omen sequel Damien, TVWise has learned.
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, the most feared man throughout the ages.
Based on Fox’s 1976 feature film, Damien was developed by Ross Fineman & Mazarra and is being produced by Fox Television Studios, where both are currently under overall deals, and the duo’s production companies Fineman Entertainment and 44 Strong Productions, respectively. The executive producers are Glen Mazzara, Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield.
“We are thrilled to be bringing a contemporary version of The Omen’s Damien Thorn back to the screen”, said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. “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”.
While Nancy Cotton, Senior Vice-President of Programming for Fox Television Studios: “The Omen is a jewel in the crown of the Fox features library; we’re gratified and eager to bring a new iteration of ‘Damien’ and this iconic story to television – and to a new audience – through the vision of Glen Mazzara.”