Damien is no more, A&E has canceled the apocalypse

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

Damien Bradley James

Horror fans and A&E viewers apparently weren't very enthusiastic about watching a television continuation of the story of Damien Thorn, the Antichrist introduced in THE OMEN. The ratings for the sequel series Damien were low enough that A&E has opted to cancel the show after one 10 episode season.

Damien starred Bradley James as the title character, 

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.

Showrunner Glen Mazzara, who was also at the head of The Walking Dead seasons 2 and 3, announced the cancellation on his Twitter account: 

This hurts to say but #Damien will not be getting a second season. Thank you from all of us to our amazing fans. The #Damien fandom has been the absolute best. So sorry we won't be able to continue our story for you.

I really loved making #Damien We all did. We just never got the numbers there. Gave it our best shot.

Mazzara also thanked the network, the cast and crew, and the writers.

Damien may be over, but the OMEN franchise is not finished yet. It was recently announced that an OMEN prequel is in development. I can't imagine how a prequel could possibly work, but we're going to find out.

Damien Bradley James

Source: Deadline

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