The cable network has ordered a six episode first season from The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
From Mazzara and executive producers Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield, Damien will center on the The Omen‘s young boy Damien Thorn, who is now a haunted adult. The drama will follow Damien as he is faced with a series of “macabre” events and the realization that he must face his destiny as the Antichrist.
Lifetime Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow looks forward to bringing fans a contemporary version of Damien in the new series:
“We are thrilled to be bringing a contemporary version of The Omen‘s Damien Thorn back to the screen. 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.”
Added Nancy Cotton, Fox Television Studios Senior Vice President Programmin:
“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.”
The project is Mazzara’s first deal with Fox Television Studios since he signed his overall deal with the studio. This will also mark Mazzara’s first television job after exiting AMC’s The Walking Dead.
The Omen was written by David Seltzer and directed by Richard Donner. The classic horror film starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopt an orphan boy, after their newborn son dies at birth. The couple eventually learn that that the son they adopted, Damien (played by Harvey Spencer Stephens) is the Antichrist.
Ross Fineman (Lights Out) is also set to serve as executive producer through his Fox Television Studios based Fineman Entertainment.
Damien is expected to debut in 2015.
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