“Damien,” the television follow-up to the 1976 horror classic “The Omen,” is moving from Lifetime to its corporate sibling A&E.
Developed by “The Walking Dead” veteran Glen Mazzara, the series was ordered straight to series August by Lifetime. According to The Hollywood Reporter, A&E has ordered an additional four episodes, bringing the total to 10.
“Merlin” alum Bradley James stars as adult Damien Thorn, who grew up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, he must now come to terms with who he is: the Antichrist. He’s joined by Barbara Hershey as Ann Rutledge, whose job is to ensure Damien fulfills his destiny, as well as Omid Abtahi and Meganlyn Echikunwoke.
Set to debut later this year, “Damien” should settle easily into A&E’s scripted lineup, which includes the “Psycho” prequel “Bates Motel,” the remake of the French supernatural drama “The Returned” and the upcoming revival of the CBS crime drama “Unforgettable.” The cable channel has also announced plans for a remake of the Swedish vampire drama “Let the Right One In.”
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