Cliff Curtis to Lead THE WALKING DEAD Companion Series; Bradley James Takes Title Role in Lifetime’s THE OMEN TV Show DAMIEN

     December 4, 2014

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Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey just scored two key roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead companion series, code name Cobalt, and now it looks as though Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related) is getting in on the action as well.  It’s being reported that Curtis snagged the lead role in the pilot episode, which takes place during the same zombie apocalypse as The Walking Dead, but in a different location.

On top of that, Lifetime’s straight-to-series follow-up of The Omen just scored its headliner as well.  Bradley James will lead Damien as the title character.  Hit the jump for more on both shows

bradley-james-damienThe Walking Dead companion series focuses on two main characters, a female guidance counselor and a divorced teacher.  According to Deadline, Curtis will take the role of the divorced teacher who’s being described as “a good man who tries to do right by everyone in his life.”  No word on who will play the guidance counselor just yet, but we do know that Debnam-Carey is set to play her ambitious daughter and that Dillane will step in as her son who struggled with a drug problem.

The Damien news comes from Deadline as well.  James will play an older Damien Thorn who’s been described as a “dark, romantic, anti-hero.”  Damien has grown up unaware of the demonic forces around him and now must come to terms with the fact that he’s the Antichrist.  The pilot episode will mark Shekhar Kapur’s (Elizabeth) TV directing debut.  Glen Mazzara is the writer behind the show and will also serve as executive producer alongside Pancho Mansfield and Ross Fineman.

Back in August, Lifetime ordered six episodes of Damien, which is expected to go into production in early 2015 and then debut the same year.

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