Remember the 1976 horror classic “The Omen”? You know, the one about Damien Thorn, a mysterious kid who may be the devil incarnate and managed to survive until the end of movie? Well, since he hasn’t died, there are plans for another sequel in the form of a TV series!
“The Omen” film franchise is deemed a cursed Hollywood film due to the various tragic accidents that happened to the production crew. It’s also one of the reasons why it managed to get a series of sequels and a lacklustre remake in 2006.
Just like the TV adaptation of “Silence of the Lamb”, Fox’s classic horror film “The Omen” will have its own TV sequel through Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama in 2015.
The TV series will follow the adult life of Damien who becomes haunted by his past but must come to terms with his true identity – that he is an Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.
Titled “Damien”, Lifetime ordered the 6-episode series to be helmed by Indian film director Shekhar Kapur (of “Elizabeth” fame). The director will make his TV directing debut through the series and will executive produce the first episode of the series based on a screenplay written by Glen Mazzara of 44 Strong Productions. Mazzara will also executive produce the TV series with Pancho Mansfield and Ross Fineman of Fineman Entertainment.
British actor Bradley James has officially joined the series to play the leading role in “Damien”. The actor is best known for his role as King Arthur in BBC’s “Merlin” and he is currently guest-starring in the 4th season of “Homeland”.
No further casting news have been announced yet but it is confirmed that “Damien” is slated for premiere in 2015.
What do you think of the TV series? Since it’s helmed by a famed director, do you think the series will succeed in emerging as one of the best TV series in 2015? Share your thoughts in the comments box below!