‘Damien’ Canceled by A&E After 1 Season

Series was follow up to classic horror film “The Omen”

Last Updated: May 20, 2016 @ 3:26 PM

A&E has canceled “Damien” after one season, TheWrap has learned.

“This hurts to say but #Damien will not be getting a second season. Thank you from all of us to our amazing fans,” showrunner Glen Mazzara tweeted.

The drama followed the now 30-year-old Damien Thorn (played by Bradley James), a war photographer who begins to realize something is very wrong with him. It’s a direct sequel to the 1976 film “The Omen,” and ignores the events of the subsequent sequels and remakes.

Despite the name recognition and iconic status of the original film, the series failed to make a significant impact in the ratings. The 10-episode first season averaged just 478,000 viewers per episode and a 0.2 rating in the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

In addition to James, the series starred Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Omid Abtahi. Mazzara, known for his previous work on “The Walking Dead” and “The Shield,” served as showrunner and executive producer. Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield also served as executive producers.