Damien grapples with destiny in latest trailer for A&E’s The Omen sequel series

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Feb 29, 2016, 11:09 AM EST

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to that creepy kid from The Omen when he grew up, answers are coming.

A new trailer for A&E’s upcoming series Damien has arrived, offering up a closer look at the struggle the future Antichrist will face when confronted with his true destiny. Much as Bates Motel has looked at the origin of Psycho’s Norman Bates, Damien picks up a few decades after The Omen. It’s an interesting pitch, to say the least, though it’ll be a tough tightrope to try and create a sympathetic protagonist from a character destined to play a key role in the apocalypse.

Here’s the show’s official synopsis:

“Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film The Omen, 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 saga begins when Damien, an acclaimed war photographer, returns home to New York after experiencing a traumatic event while on assignment in Syria. Strange occurrences and flashbacks plague him, and he is then forced to confront his true identity.

The series stars Bradley James (Merlin, Homeland), Oscar nominee Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), Omid Abtahi (Better Call Saul), Megalyn E.K. (House of Lies), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), David Meunier (Justified) and Robin Weigert (Sons of Anarchy).

The series premieres March 7 on A&E.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:


(Via Dread Central)