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DAMIEN Trailer; A&E’s Sequel Series to THE OMEN

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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A&E has released a new trailer for the upcoming horror series Damien. Based on the 1976 horror pic The Omen, this new TV series imagines Damien as an adult (played by Bradley James) and attempts to fill in the gaps from the 25 years since we last saw the child Antichrist. Glen Mazzara is the executive produce and showrunner of the series, and he’s got experience with the genre. He took over as showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead after Frank Darabont was fired midway through airing Season 2, only to himself depart the smash hit halfway through Season 3. But Mazarra’s TV credits also include The Shield, and with Damien he’s developed a series from inception, so it’ll be interesting to see what he put together.

This new trailer shows quite a bit more footage from the series than the initial teaser did, and while I’m not entirely sure what to make of it, it does feel like it’ll be at home on A&E as a sort of companion to the Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which is a solid hit for the network. Damien was originally developed to air on Lifetime, but sister network A&E saw a greater opportunity to move it over to their channel, and even ordered an additional four episodes to bring the first season up to 10 in total.

Watch the new trailer below, via THR. The series premieres sometime in 2016 and also stars Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Omid Abtahi, and David Meunier.

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