In 1976, a little boy terrified moviegoers across the nation. “The Omen” spawned a film franchise, and forever connected the name Damien with the Antichrist. Now, thanks to former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara, he may be on his way back to scare a whole new generation.
Mazzara is attached to a new TV series in development that would follow a now grown-up Antichrist who must face his dark destiny. Called “Damien,” the project is a part of Mazzara’s overall deal with Fox Television Studios. He is writing the script and executive producing the project for Lifetime, along with Ross Fineman.
The original film, starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, was about a couple who adopted a baby, only to find out that they were raising the Antichrist. That film led to two big-screen sequels. A third sequel was produced for television, followed by a pilot film for a potential “Omen” TV series in 1995. Then, in 2006, “The Omen” returned to the big screen, where it performed solidly.
It seems that every ten years or so, “The Omen” finds its way back to the screen. This time it could be at the hands of a man who’s certainly proven he knows a lot about horror television. Mazzara was with “The Walking Dead” for its first three seasons, spending approximately half of that time as showrunner. He took over after Frank Darabont‘s departure during Season 2.