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Terror Tube: “DAMIEN”, “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD”, “THE X-FILES”

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Man, how the times have changed. Ten years ago, there was nary a horror show on television: DEXTER and TRUE BLOOD hadn’t hit premium cable, X-FILES was long gone and MASTERS OF HORROR was gearing up to be the most high profile horror show on television. Now, THE WALKING DEAD and AMERICAN HORROR STORY break rating records with each passing season, HANNIBAL and SALEM are reintroducing incredible practical SFX to TV and properties such as THE EVIL DEAD, PREACHER and more are making their way to the small screen. And now, FANGORIA has a trio of updates on some of the most anticipated upcoming scare fare on television, so get your calenders ready and sharpen your pencils, faithful readers…

Firstly, A&E’s upcoming series based off of THE OMEN (and more specifically, OMEN III: THE FINAL CONFLICT) entitled DAMIEN, which they acquired from sister network Lifetime, has finally been given an official promo, which you can see below. Furthermore, A&E’s Youtube Page confirms DAMIEN, which will feature Bradley James, Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Scott Wilson, will be making its debut on the network in 2016 rather than its initial project fall 2015 date. Expect more announcements on the show, run by none other than THE WALKING DEAD’s Glen Mazzara, soon but you can check out this short teaser for the series below.

Next up is an update on AMC’s LA-based spin-off to THE WALKING DEAD, aptly titled FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. The show has officially entered production this week, while adding both QUARANTINE 2’s Mercedes Mason and PREDATOR 2’s Ruben Blades to its cast. Furthermore, the show will be the first in AMC’s exclusive streaming contract with Hulu, which will see all further seasons of THE WALKING DEAD and FEAR THE WALKING DEAD on the service rather than AMC’s former streaming provider, Netflix. Keep an eye and ear out for more on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD soon.

Lastly, FOX has officially announced that the six-hour event series revival of THE X-FILES will debut Sunday, January 24th, 2016, at 10 p.m., directly after the NFC Championship Game, before moving to the same time slot on Mondays starting January 25th. Once the show moves to the 25th, FOX will pair the program THE X-FILES with upcoming Vertigo Comics adaptation of LUCIFER. And while rumors swell that this 6-part series is to close Mulder and Scully’s files altogether and pass the baton to a new pair of agents, there has yet to be any cast indication of that doing so, although if that’s the case, we’ll be learning soon, as production on the series begins next month. Check back here at FANGORIA.com for news on the X-FILES revival once the truth is out there…

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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