Last year we reported Glen Mazzara — one of the many former showrunners from The Walking Dead — was bringing a TV sequel series of The Omen to Lifetime. While that news was intriguing, the fact that the series was heading to Lifetime came off a bit weird. According to Variety, it seems the channel’s parent company has seen the light becaue Damien is moving to A&E and is getting four more episodes in the process:
“Damien,” the series sequel to 1976 horror hit “The Omen,” is decamping from Lifetime to A&E Network, which has ordered another four episodes of the drama steered by “The Walking Dead” alum Glen Mazzara.
The move to A&E Network reflects the recent executive realignment at parent company A+E Networks that saw Rob Sharenow add oversight of A&E Network programming in addition to running Lifetime. With a bigger canvas to work with, Sharenow decided that A&E was a better fit for the spooky drama than Lifetime.
With an even 10-episode order, Damien will now live on the same network that airs Bates Motel, which seems like a perfect fit. Lifetime originally gave a straight-to-series order for the horror series last August and, if all goes according to plan, Damien will debut on A&E sometime next year.