More horror is coming to television. Glen Mazzara, the former showrunner on The Walking Dead, has been hired to develop a new series at Lifetime titled Damien, based on Richard Donner’s 1976 horror classic The Omen.
In the new series, Damien will be an adult who is haunted by his past. Now, he will be ” faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist.” Mazzara will write the script and act as executive producer on the project.
The original The Omen was followed by three–the last of which hit in 1991 as a TV movie–and there was a big-screen movie remake in 2006. A television series was previously planned in 1995, but it failed to make it past the pilot stage. Let’s hope Damien has better luck. (And with Mazzara at the helm, things seem pretty exciting.)
Though he no longer runs The Walking Dead, Mazzara has been keeping busy with all sorts of other projects. He’s currently working on a prequel to Stephen King‘s horror classic The Shining for the big-screen. The Warner Bros. film is titled Overlook Hotel.
As for Lifetime, Damien marks another horror series for them. The network also has Witches of East End, now in its second season.
Are you a fan of The Omen?