Lifetime Orders Series from HUMANITAS Trustee Glen Mazzara
Former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is back on TV.
Lifetime has greenlit Mazzara's The Omen follow-up Damien with a six-episode straight to series pickup, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From Mazzara and exec producers Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield, the Fox Television Studios drama is based on 20th Century Fox's 1976 feature The Omen. The series 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.
"We are thrilled to be bringing a contemporary version of The Omen's Damien Thorn back to the screen," Lifetime exec vp and GM Rob Sharenow said. "Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original."
Added FTVS senior vp programming Nancy Cotton: "The Omen is a jewel in the crown of the Fox features library; we're gratified and eager to bring a new iteration of Damien and this iconic story to television — and to a new audience — through the vision of Glen Mazzara."
The drama, which will bow in 2015, hails from Mazzara's 44 Strong Productions. Damien, first put in development in May, was the writer-producer's first sale under his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Fineman (Lights Out) developed the drama alongside Mazzara and will exec produce via his Fineman Entertainment. Mansfield will also exec produce. All three have first-look deals with the studio.
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