'The Omen' Heading to TV Via 'Walking Dead' Producer

The Omen III: The Final Conflict

Plenty of classic movies have been moving to the small screen lately, and to that list we can now add The Omen. Glen Mazzara, showrunner and producer for TV's The Walking Dead, is working on the development of a series titled Damien, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show would follow the titular character as he deals with haunting memories from his past and "a series of macabre events" that force him to "face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist."

The original 1976 shocker starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as the adoptive parents of a child named Damien who turned out to be a magnet for diabolical deeds. It became the highest grossing box office hit of the year, and spawned two sequels for the big screen, a third sequel and a reboot for television, and a remake in 2006.

Back in 1981, Omen III: The Final Conflict revolved around Damien as an adult (played by Sam Neill, pictured above) and his malevolent activity, so it sounds like the new TV series will revisit that territory from a different, perhaps more sympathetic perspective. Antiheroes have become quite prevalent on television, but it remains to be seen if the American public will accept the son of Satan in a leading role.

 

 

 

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