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Lifetime Goes to Series with Romantic, Dark “DAMIEN”

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We are so fascinated with the adolescences and young adulthood of our iconic killers. As more narratives demand and present the origins of heroes, villains and everything in between, television adaptations use such as the basis for prequels, sequels and new iterations of classic characters. Similar to BATES MOTEL and the currently developing LEATHERFACE, Lifetime aims to explore the life of Damien Thorn, struggling with his role as Antichrist in a THE OMEN-based series set to premiere in 2015.

Written by Glen Mazzarra (THE WALKING DEAD), DAMIEN will focus on the title character as he comes to terms with the dark forces around and within him. Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow says, “Glen Mazzara has re-imagined Damien as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original.”

The network has gone straight-to-series on DAMIEN. Expect its six-episode season next year. [Deadline]

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