Based on horror classic The Omen, A&E’s Damien is the latest TV series to follow characters from a long-running horror franchise, a trend which shows no signs of stopping. Which is fine by me.
Although no official air date has been set, this stylish teaser – the third released so far – should be enough to tantalise, suggesting a bloody and visually arresting tone, as well as hinging on a line from the 1976 film: “Damien…it’s all for you.”
The show’s synopsis is as follows:
The ten-episode “Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 film 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, the most feared man throughout the ages.
The nasty little bugger of the title is played by Devon-born Brit Bradley James, who viewers of TV horror will recognise from his role as Lowell Tracey in iZombie. Damien is created by Glen Mazzara, showrunner on AMC’s The Walking Dead.