The project is entitled Damien, centering on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie who is now an adult haunted by his past. He is faced with "a series of macabre events" before coming to grips with his true destiny, that he is the Antichrist.
The pilot script will be written by Glen Mazzara, who will executive produce through his 44 Strong Productions company. The deal marks the first through his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Ross Fineman (Lights Out) will also serve as executive producer.
The Omen, based on the novel by David Seltzer, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopts young Damien (Harvey Stephens) after their lost their own child during birth, only to realize that their adopted son is the Antichrist. The horror-thriller spawned the 1978 sequel Damien: Omen II and Omen III: The Final Conflict in 1981, along with TV movie follow-ups Omen IV: The Awakening in 1991 and The Omen in 1995. Author David Seltzer reworked his novel for a 2005 mini-series entitled Revelations starring Bill Pullman, and a theatrical remake of The Omen was released in 2006, starring Julia Stiles and Liev Schreiber.
The project marks a dramatic shift from Lifetime's female-centric fare, although they have been delving into genre fare lately with their series Witches of East End, now in its second season.