The Devil has many names in new teaser trailer for A&E horror series Damien

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Feb 2, 2016, 3:41 PM EST

A&E has dropped a new teaser trailer for its upcoming horror series Damien. Oh, and there's also that new poster released last week. I added it below in case you haven't seen it yet.

A continuation of The Omen, the iconic 1976 horror movie that scared the living hell out of a lot of people, the 10-episode series follows an adult (and definitely all grown-up) Damien Thorn (Bradley James), who seemingly doesn’t have a clue that he's the Devil’s son and the Antichrist.

As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss, but in Damien's case, he's always been aware that a dark cloud was hanging over him, and in the new creepy teaser, he's also slowly becoming aware that there’s something growing inside of him. Being the spawn of Satan, it sure won't be anything good—luckily for us TV viewers.

Check it out:


Here’s an official synopsis for the new series:

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.

Created by former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, who is also acting as writer and executive producer, Damien has nabbed Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) to helm and executive-produce the first episode. 

Along with Bradley James (Merlin, iZombie), the series also stars Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), Omid Abtahi (Better Call Saul), Megalyn E.K. (House of Lies, Vixen, Arrow), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), David Meunier (Justified) and Robin Weigert (Sons of Anarchy).

Damien premieres March 7 on A&E, right after the Season 4 premiere of Bates Motel. Will Damien manage to out-creep total creeper Norman Bates (Freddy Highmore)? What do you think?


(via Dread Central)