Lifetime television, usually the provider of sad movies starring Meredith Baxter Birney (please tell me this joke is outdated enough to become a joke in and of itself), is now pushing further into the genre series market with Damien, a sequel show to 1976’s The Omen. According to Deadline, the channel has ordered six episodes.
Damien will follow a grown up version of the Antichrist as he learns to be Antichrist-like. He’s described as a “dark, romantic, anti-hero,” so I doubt they’re calling Sam Neill for the role. The whole thing seems to be modeled somewhat along the lines of A&E’s Bates Motel. So unless I hear about how many people Damien fucks up each episode, I probably won’t be all that interested.
The show will be produced by Fox TV Studios and written by ex-The Walking Dead showrunner, Glen Mazzara. It joins The Witches of East End as signifiers of Lifetime’s desire to not be Lifetime anymore. Now it wants to be ScaryTVTime. Like TLC.