damien trailer

A&E is really going all in on this “television shows based on iconic horror movies” thing. The network found tremendous success by modernizing Psycho with Bates Motel, which has already been renewed for a fifth season before the fourth season has even aired. Now, they’re turning their attention away from creepy young men with unhealthy maternal obsessions and toward creepy young men who just so happen to be the antichrist.

Hot on the heels of last month’s teaser, the first proper Damien trailer is here and this show isn’t being shy about being a direct sequel to Richard Donner’s The Omen. While the show certainly looks like its own unique entity, there is enough footage from the original 1976 film included here to create a strong connection. For better or worse, Damien is continuing the most common trend of the past year: sequels that reboot their franchises while keeping those emotional strings attached.

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Damien TV Series Wants Us On Damien’s Side

Damien tv series

Today A&E presented a panel on their Damien TV series for the Television Critics Association. The show is a sequel to the 1976 film The Omen, but ignores the sequels which feature antichrist Damien Thorn as a teenager and later an adult politician. The show picks up with 30-year-old Damien (Bradley James) confronted with another woman shouting, “Damien, it’s all for you!” This time, he is a war photographer, making the random confrontation as disconcerting as the original announcement at his fifth birthday party.

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Kate Beckinsale in Underworld Awakening

The Lycans and the Vampires are at it again. Sony has just announced the start of production on Underworld 5Kate Beckinsale is back as Selene, whom she’s been playing since 2003, along with a few other familiar faces including Theo James and Charles Dance. Get all the details on Underworld 5 after the jump. Read More »

Damien teaser trailer

After successfully bringing the formative years of Psycho killer Norman Bates to the small screen with Bates Motel, A&E is bringing another iconic horror character to television.

Damien is a series adaptation and continuation of the 1976 horror classic The Omen. The series hails from former The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara and picks up 25 years after the original film, when the Antichrist child known as Damien is all grown up. If you’re curious as to how this series adaptation might turn out, a quick teaser trailer has just surfaced online.

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Damien teaser

Originally developed for Lifetime and now set to air on A&E alongside Bates Motel, the show Damien — a TV version of The Omen that acts as a direct sequel to the original 1976 film — is coming in 2016. The first Damien teaser is here, and it is a kaleidoscope of intimidating imagery and incredible cheekbones.

The cheekbones in question belong to Bradley James (formerly Arthur on Merlin, from the BBC) plays the adult Damien in a ten-episode series written and exec produced by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead). Check out the promo below. Read More »