Just a few weeks after the upcoming TV series Damien went from Lifetime to A&E, the show's new network home has released the first trailer, giving us our first dark look at Damien Thorn, played by Bradley James (Merlin, Homeland). The series is based on the 1976 classic horror film The Omen, following his life as an adult as he must come to grips with the haunting events of his past. Production is currently under way in Toronto on the 10-episode first season, debuting sometime next year on A&E.
Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture 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. Barbara Hershey stars as Ann Rutledge, the world's most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny. Omid Abtahi portrays Amani Golkar, a close colleague of Damien's whose fierce loyalty will be tested when he realizes who his brother-in-arms actually is. Megalyn Echikunwoke plays Simone Baptiste, a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when tragedy unexpectedly strikes.
Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Shield) serves as writer and executive producer of Damien via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman (Lights Out), who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his company, Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield (The Queen of the South) also serves as executive producer. Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominated director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) directed and executive produces the first episode. Take a look at the first footage below, and stay tuned for more as production continues on Damien.