EXCLUSIVE: Merlin star Bradley James has landed the title role in Damien, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s classic horror film The Omen. In his TV directing debut, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) will helm and executive produce the first episode.

the-omen--2Produced by Fox TV Studios, the six-episode Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film 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.

kapurDamien, slated to premiere in 2015, is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield also serves as executive producer.

John
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Someday there will be a comments section on the internet where there is not weird hostility. Anyway,...
SIT DOWN
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Colin Morgan wasn't even right for the role. /eyeroll
Carol
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btw: as far as I can tell it sure looks like Bradley is trying his luck on...

British actor James has a guest starring role on the current fourth season of Homeland.