After years of being mocked for their endless TV movies about vulnerable women and their evil husbands, Lifetime has apparently gone to the dark side.
Developed by former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzarra, Damien will function as a reboot and part-sequel to The Omen and will focus on the Antichrist’s full realisation of his dark powers and evil destiny as he enters adulthood. This effectively ignores the theatrical sequels, but considering their lack of popularity this is no bad thing.
Damien’s first season will be short, as Lifetime has only ordered six episodes. It seems likely that they want to test the waters of the idea before placing a full 13-16 episode order.
Although no specific date has been determined Damien is expected to premiere on Lifetime in early 2015.