A new trailer has been released by A&E for the hour-long drama Damien, and ComingSoon.net is reporting that it will be a direct follow-up to the 1976 classic horror film The Omen. This new series from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) and will premiere March 7, at 10:00 PM ET.
The series stars Bradley James (Merlin, Homeland) as Damien Thorn, along with Oscar nominee Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), Omid Abtahi (Better Call Saul) and Meganlyn Echikunwoke (House of Lies).
Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. Barbara Hershey stars as Ann Rutledge, the world’s most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny. Omid Abtahi portrays Amani Golkar, a close colleague of Damien’s whose fierce loyalty will be tested when he realizes who his brother-in-arms actually is. Meganlyn Echikunwoke plays Simone Baptiste, a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when tragedy unexpectedly strikes.
Damien is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios (Homeland, Sons Of Anarchy) for A&E Network. Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Shield) serves as writer and executive producer via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman (Lights Out), who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his company, Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield (Queen of the South) also serves as executive producer. Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominated director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) directed and executive produces the first episode.
Is this a show that you’re going to watch? Do you like the fact that it resets the continuity and essentially eliminates the sequels Damien: Omen II and The Final Conflict?
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