With Norman Bates and Hannibal Lecter having both recently had successful transitions to the small screen, not to mention ROSEMARY’S BABY and FRIDAY THE 13TH currently being developed for TV, now comes word that THE OMEN is the next horror property to be adapted for television audiences.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, it’s been revealed that former THE WALKING DEAD showrunner, Glen Mazzara, is developing a show simply called DAMIEN. The series will act as a sequel of sorts to 1976’s THE OMEN, telling the tale of Damien Thorn, now an adult, as he has to deal with his past and, more importantly, embracing his future as the Antichrist.
Mazzara will write DAMIEN’s script, with him also serving as an executive producer through his 44 Strong Productions company. The show has apparently already been sold to Fox Television Studios.
Directed by Richard Donner, THE OMEN starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as the adopted parents of Damien, originally played by Harvey Spencer Stephens. Of course, the child is revealed to be pure evil by the movie’s end. THE OMEN would go on to spawn three sequels and a reboot.
Expect more on this latest horror-classic-turned-TV-series as it develops.
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