Lifetime Orders Six Episodes of Glen Mazzara’s The OMEN TV Show DAMIEN

     August 25, 2014


We’ve got more Poltergeist, Amityville Horror and Texas Chainsaw Massacre making their way to theaters, just to name a few, but the horror reboot/remake/sequel craze isn’t just relegated to the big screen anymore.  Rosemary’s Baby had its run on NBC back in May, MTV is working on a Scream TV show, Bates Motel recently wrapped its second season and now Lifetime just snagged one of their own.  The network just put in a straight-to-series order for Damien, a show based on Richard Donner’s The Omen.

Lifetime gave the go-ahead for Fox Television Studios to churn out six episodes, which will likely air in early 2015.  The concept comes from former Walking Dead showrunner, Glen Mazzara, and will focus on an adult Damien Thorn.  Hit the jump for more on the show.

the-omen-1976-posterAccording to Variety, Damien will pick up after the events of the 1976 original film and feature an older Damien as he discovers that he’s the Antichrist.  Lifetime Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow stated:

“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.”

A fresh take?  That would be nice, but how many times have we heard that and wound up with either more of the same or something that’s so far removed from the iconic source material that it bears little to no resemblance at all.  Plus, we’ve seen an adult Damien before and it didn’t really work out well.  Omen III: The Final Conflict does have its moments, but it’s certainly not something that would make you think the concept could be a big winner.  The whole “dark, romantic, anti-hero” thing seems like a red flag, too.  At this point, how many times have we seen supernatural creatures or bad boys with evil urges who, deep down, are just super sensitive heartthrobs?

This is only the first we’re hearing of Damien so it isn’t really fair to jump to conclusions just yet, but if the show really is heading towards an early 2015 start date, we could get more details soon and hopefully there will be something to suggest that Mazzara really has a standout idea here.

The Omen TV Show Damien

Around The Web


COMMUNITY Recap: “Wedding Videography”

The gang attends Garrett’s wedding, then things get dark.


Season 6 of Jerry Seinfeld's webseries talk show includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, and Trevor Noah.

Is GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Returning to Pyke?

Those who are not interested in book spoilers beware.

  • Possible Spoiler

Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Olivier Martinez Talk TEXAS RISING

'Texas Rising' is a 10-hour, 5-part mini-series, airing on the History Channel on May 25th and 26th, and June 1st, 8th and 15th.

15 Things to Know About UNDER THE DOME Season 3

Dean Norris, Marg Helgenberger, showrunner Neal Baer, and executive producer Tim Schlattmann talk about the upcoming season of the CBS series.

TWIN PEAKS Season 3 Gets Expanded 18-Episode Order

Plus, the new season will restore the original diner and feature music from Angelo Badalamenti.

Liked THE FLASH? Then Check Out SLIDERS

Did you enjoy watching the cast of The CW's 'The Flash' in all their wormhole-traveling, alternate-universe-creating hijinks, but wish there was more to see? Well then you should check out the first three seasons of 'Sliders' now streaming on Hulu.

Weekly TV Guide: LOUIE Season Finale, AQUARIUS Series Premiere, and More

Also, 'Halt and Catch Fire' Season 2 kicks off this Sunday, while tonight brings the premiere of 'Texas Rising,' History's miniseries about the Texas Rangers.

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Adult Content”

I'd like to believe that sites like "Poop on My Wife" and "My Dirty Vagina" don't really exist, but in my heart, I know it's not true.

New Images from UNDER THE DOME: Season 3, EXTANT: Season 2, and ZOO

Take a first look at CBS’ upcoming shows.

Page 1 of 68412345...102030...Last »