Horror TV is BIG business, and all of the networks are trying to cash in, whether it's on nostalgia ( [Bates Motel](series:753920)) or popular trends, everyone is looking for the ratings that come with a dedicated horror loving audience. We are mighty!
While I'm not sure that I trust the Lifetime network to do this with any kind of justice, they've ordered a straight-to-series pickup of Damien, a sequel drama about what became of the evil child that turned a whole generation of women off of childbearing. Written by [The Walking Dead](series:201193)'s Glen Mazzara, [Damien](series:1435935) has received a six-episode order for an early 2015 premiere.
The thriller series follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 feature 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, the most feared man throughout the ages.
“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,” said Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow.
Damien as a dark, romantic anti-hero??
How do YOU feel about this? I'm not sure if I'm ready for the emo romances of a middle aged Antichrist...