‘The Omen’ Sequel Series ‘Damien’ Canceled After One A&E Season
It’s all for no one, apparently, and least of all for Damien. Following a low-rated first season (itself initially dropped from Lifetime), A&E’s The Omen sequel series has officially closed the book on Season 2, thwarting the Anti-Christ once more.
The series, which featured its title character rediscovering his demonic past, kicked off in March with a measly 753,000 viewers, never quite ascending from the depths. Series showrunner and former Walking Dead boss Glen Mazzara confirmed the news over Twitter, saying:
The series starred Bradley James, Barbara Hershey, Omid Abtahi, Arrow crossover Megalyn E.K., Walking Dead patriarch Scott Wilson, Justified alum David Meunier and Jessica Jones player Robin Weigert, and so read the official synopsis:
“Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (Bradley James), the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture 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. Barbara Hershey stars as Ann Rutledge, the world’s most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny. Omid Abtahi portrays Amani Golkar, a close colleague of Damien’s whose fierce loyalty will be tested when he realizes who his brother-in-arms actually is. Meganlyn Echikunwoke plays Simone Baptiste, a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when tragedy unexpectedly strikes.
It doesn’t seem likely that Damien will end up shopped anywhere else, but was the series called to Hell before its time? Watch the trailer below.