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With the success of its Psycho-inspired Bates Motel, A&E is venturing further into horror territory for its Omen-inspired original series Damien. Picking up with the future Antichrist as an adult (played by Bradley James), the series looks set to deliver deeply unsettling visuals and sinister voice-overs, if this teaser is any indication.
Of course, it’s really impossible to figure out what the tone of the series is from this brief snippet, but the message is eerie all the same. “I imagine you don’t remember much,” a disembodied female voice coos. “That will change. It’s so good to see you again, Damien.”
The Rottweilers delivering that message seems like a tough sell unless the visual effects in the finished product are a little better than seen in the teaser, but this is more of an announcement than anything else. The 10-episode series, exec-produced and written by former Walking Dead shot-caller Glen Mazzara, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Having been shifted from Lifetime to A&E a few weeks ago, the first trailer is now out for "Damien". This new TV series spin on "The Omen" essentially ignores the sequels, and acts as a direct follow-up to the 1976 classic horror tale. Filming on the ten episode first season is currently underway in Toronto ahead of an early 2016 debut on the network.
Damien Thorn (Bradley James) is now an adult who must come to grips with the haunting events of his past and must comes to terms with his true destiny - that he is the Antichrist. Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Omid Abtahi also star in the series which is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara ("The Walking Dead," "The Shield").
- Garth Franklin
Just a few weeks after the upcoming TV series Damien went from Lifetime to A&E, the show's new network home has released the first trailer, giving us our first dark look at Damien Thorn, played by Bradley James (Merlin, Homeland). The series is based on the 1976 classic horror film The Omen, following his life as an adult as he must come to grips with the haunting events of his past. Production is currently under way in Toronto on the 10-episode first season, debuting sometime next year on A&E.
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 »
A&E has unveiled the first look trailer for their The Omen inspired series, Damien, and it doesn't exactly inspire confidence. The series, which was originally developed for Lifetime, follows the adult life of Damien Thorne (Bradley James), the iconic Antichrist from the 1976 film. As the teaser's whispered voiceover indicates ("I bet you don't remember much. That will change.") Damien has grown up unaware of his fate, and the series will follow the man as he accepts his destiny. The ten-episode series is written and executive produced by former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. Last year, before the network switch, Lifetime Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow described Mazarra's take on the character. “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.” Trailer via A&E. It's obviously hard to get »
- Haleigh Foutch
"An 18th century explorer sets out on an epic journey to map the forbidden uncharted lands of Transylvania only to discover its dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical forest."
"A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their peculiar tribe. »
- Derek Anderson
Show runner Steven Moffat was recently asked if the comment made by The Doctor in last season's premiere episode "Deep Breath," the one in which he says to a tramp: "Why did I choose this face? It's like I'm trying to tell myself something" will come back into play.
Moffat responded: "Thank you, I like that scene too. And yes, we're coming back to that idea. In fact, we'll be shooting the scene in question really quite shortly." [Source: Blogtor Who]
Angela Bassett is set to return for a third time to FX's "American Horror Story" for the upcoming fifth season "American Horror Story: Hotel". Production begins later this Summer ahead of a premiere in October.
Endemol Shine Studios has optioned the U. »
- Garth Franklin
A&E has ordered some additional episodes of their new series Damien, a follow up to The Omen feature film. The cable channel initially gave the show a six-episode straight to series order but has now increased that number to 10 episodes. No release date has been announced yet.
Here's the press release:
New York, NY - April 29, 2015 - A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series, "Damien." The hour-long drama from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara is a follow-up to the classic horror film, The Omen. Currently in production in »
A&E continues to become a small screen horror hub. Not long after the network announced they are moving forward on a TV series adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's world-renowned Sweden-set vampire novel, Let the Right One In, A&E has now revealed that they will air The Omen sequel series, Damien. The follow-up show to the 1976 horror film was originally going to air on Lifetime, but the series has moved to its sister network and has also seen an increase from six to ten episodes on its first season order:
Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) -- "New York, NY— April 29, 2015 — A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series, “Damien.” The hour-long drama from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara is a follow-up to the classic horror film, The Omen. Currently in production in Toronto, “Damien” will premiere a 10-episode season on A&E, »
- Derek Anderson
Glen Mazzara‘s retooling of “The Omen” has been possessed by A&E. “Damien,” the “Omen” reboot from former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Mazzara, has shifted from Lifetime to its sister network A&E. The series has also received an additional order for four more episodes, which brings the total episode order up to 10. The series will pick up with Damien Thorn, the mysterious child of the 1976 film “The Omen,” who’s now an adult, and 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. »
- Tim Kenneally
A&E had better cross its t’s (and bless ’em with holy water): Damien is headed to the cabler later this year.
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The hour-long drama — described as a follow-up to the classic horror film The Omen — was ordered last summer for a six-episode first season at sister channel Lifetime. In its move to A&E, Damien is getting pumped up to 10 episodes.
“Damien,” the series sequel to 1976 horror hit “The Omen,” is decamping from Lifetime to A&E Network, which has ordered another four episodes of the drama steered by “The Walking Dead” alum Glen Mazzara.
The move to A&E Network reflects the recent executive realignment at parent company A+E Networks that saw Rob Sharenow add oversight of A&E Network programming in addition to running Lifetime. With a bigger canvas to work with, Sharenow decided that A&E was a better fit for the spooky drama than Lifetime.
“A&E’s unwavering commitment to high-quality original scripted drama programming, coupled with the sizable fanbase for our hit series ‘Bates Motel,’ which so perfectly aligns with ‘Damien,’ make the network the ideal fit for this exceptional show,” said Sharenow. “We are thrilled with what we’ve seen so far and know that Glen and the creative team have even more »
- Cynthia Littleton
Damien, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama followup to horror classic The Omen, originally set up at Lifetime, will air on sibling A&E. As part of the move, the order for the show, from Glen Mazzara and Fox 21 TV Studios, has been upped from 6 to 10 episodes. This marks the first major synergetic play since Lifetime programming chief Rob Sharenow also took over A&E two months ago as Evp and general manager A&E and Lifetime. Damien, which follows the adult life of Damien… »
The Omen follow-up Damien is on the move. The straight-to-series drama from The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara is moving from Lifetime to corporate sibling A&E Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, the Fox 21 series, described as a follow-up to Fox's 1976 horror classic, has added four episodes with the move, bringing its total to 10 hours. "A&E’s unwavering commitment to high-quality original scripted drama programming, coupled with the sizable fan base for our hit series Bates Motel, which so perfectly aligns with Damien, make the network the ideal fit for this exceptional show,
- Lesley Goldberg
Damien: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Barbara Hershey (Insidious: Chapter 2, Black Swan, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Once Upon a Time) has joined the cast of Lifetime's Damien, the sequel series to the 1976 horror film, The Omen, from former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara.
Hershey will play "the series regular role of Ann Rutledge, the world's most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny as the Antichrist."
Hershey joins a cast that includes Bradley James as an adult Damien Thorn and Omid Abtahi as Amani Golkar, "a close co-worker of Damien whose loyalty will be tested when he realizes who his brother-in-arms actually is."
The six-episode series is written and executive produced by Mazzara and »
- Derek Anderson
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