Another creepy drama is headed to A&E! Damien, the TV series based on the 1976 horror film The Omen, is moving to the network.
Damien, was originally set to debut on Lifetime with a six-episode straight to series order, but it has since moved over to A&E with a ten episode order, which seems like a better fit considering the content. The news was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President & General Manager, A&E and Lifetime.“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 Sharenow. “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.”
Here’s a description of the hour-long drama according to the network:
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.
Damien stars Bradley James as Damien Thorn (Merlin, Homeland), along with Oscar® nominee Barbara Hershey (Once Upon A Time), Omid Abtahi (Better Call Saul) and Meganlyn Echikunwoke (House of Lies).
There’s no premiere date set for the series at the moment, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more info!
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