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The Omen TV series coming from former The Walking Dead showrunner

May 20th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glen Mazzara the former executive producer and showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead, is developing a TV adaptation of the 1976 horror classic The Omen for Lifetime.

The project is titled Damien and centers on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie who is now an adult haunted by his past. He is faced with “a series of macabre events” before coming to grips with his true destiny, that he is the Antichrist.

The pilot script will be written by Mazzara, who will executive produce. The project is the first for Mazarra as part of his deal with Fox Television Studios.

The Omen, based on the novel by David Seltzer, starred gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopts young Damien (Harvey Stephens) after their lost their own child during birth, only to realize that their adopted son is the Antichrist. The horror-thriller spawned a number of sequels and TV movies and mini-series. In 2006 a theatrical remake of The Omen starring Julia Stiles and Liev Schreiber was released.

Glen Mazzara is also working on The Overlook Hotel for Warner Bros., a prequel to The Shining.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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