After what seems like years of waiting, the first key art for A&E’s highly anticipated horror-drama Damien has at last arrived! The image, shown below, showcases a subtle yet terrifying shot of Damien, everyone’s favorite antichrist.
Damien, based on the cult classic horror film The Omen (1976), ventures down a road of “what if’s” as we follow the chaotic journey of a devilish awakening – the awakening of the adult Damien Thorn, played by Bradley James (Merlin).
A&E describes the plot of the upcoming series as the following:
Damien, from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara, is a follow-up to the classic horror film, The Omen. The show 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.
Damien is being treated as a direct sequel to The Omen thus seemingly disregarding the sequels and remakes that followed the hit 1976 film over the years.
Also joining Bradley James on his hellish journey in Damien as Damien is Barbara Hersey (Insidious), Megalyn Echikunwoke (The 4400), Omid Abtani (Better Call Saul), and Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead).
Damien isn’t A&E’s first venture down the horror genre as they have already successfully adapted a prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic Psycho (1960) titled Bates Motel, whose 4th season will premiere March 7th, 2016 alongside the premiere of Damien.
I may be biased, being a Bradley James fan and a huge horror consumer, but I honestly believe Damien has what it takes to become the next big series on television. Unfortunately, we don’t have very many good horror series on television right now so Damien is a welcome and refreshing addition to my TV palette.
Check out the newly released trailer of Damien along with the creeptastic teasers down below!
Damien premieres March 7th, 2016 10/9c on A&E!