Omid Abtahi Joins ‘Damien’; Hal Ozsan & Johnny Ward In ‘Clan Of The Cave Bear’

Omid Abtahi (Those Who Kill) has booked a regular role on Damien, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s classic horror film The Omen. Produced by Fox 21 TV Studios, the six-episode Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (Bradley 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. Greene & Associates-repped Abtahi will play Amani Golkar, Damien’s big hearted wingman and best friend who doesn’t know Damien’s dark secret. Abtahi will next seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 2 later this year.

Hal Ozsan (The Blacklist) and Johnny Ward (Love/Hate) have been tapped as series regulars on Lifetime’s drama pilot The Clan Of The Cave Bear, from Imagine TV, Allison Shearmur Prods., Fox 21 TV Studios and Lionsgate TV. Written by Maleficent scribe Linda Woolverton based on Jean M. Auel’s series of best-selling novels, The Clan Of The Cave Bear takes place at a time in prehistory more than 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared the planet with the first early modern humans and a band of cave dwellers adopts blond and blue-eyed Ayla (Brady), a child of the “Others.” As Ayla matures into a young woman of spirit and courage, she must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry of Broud, who one day will be clan leader. Ozsan, repped by KMR and Katie Mason at Luber Roklin, will play Brun, the leader of his Clan. Ward is Broud, the son of Brun. Auel is repped by Jerry Kalajian, Intellectual Property Group and Jennifer Weltz of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

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