Damien Trailer is not Just a Retread. A&E‘s Damien (2016) TV show trailer stars Omin Abtahi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Barbara Hershey, Bradley James and David Meunier. Damien‘s plot synopsis: “After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.”
Since we first learned of The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazarra‘s plans to turn the 1976 horror classic The Omen into a television show, we were skeptical. Odds were it would be an expanded version of the Richard Donner-helmed original. In fact, The Omen IV: The Awakening was just that: a TV movie that retold the first film with the gender of the child switched.
Now, the trailer for Damien suggests quite a different approach. The show appears to be more of a sequel, covering the original film with brief flashbacks. The Omen did have two theatrical sequels, focusing on a growing Damien accepting his fate. Damien: Omen II focused on his preteen years in military school and The Omen III: The Final Conflict featured a young Sam Neill as Damien as he heads toward the oval office.
Based on the new trailer, Mazarra is taking an entirely different approach.
A&E has previously had success re-imagining horror classics with Bates Motel.
Damien also stars Juan Carlos Velis, Sara Garcia and Cody Ray Thompson.
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