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Shekhar Kapur to direct US horror drama series ‘Damien’

Shekhar Kapur

Los Angeles, Dec 4 (PTI) Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is all set to make his TV directorial debut with ‘Damien’, which is the follow-up to classic horror film ‘The Omen’.

‘Damien’ will be Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama and will star ‘Merlin’ star Bradley James in the titlular role, reported Deadline. Kapur, who has helmed films like ‘Elizabeth’, ‘The Golden Age’, took to twitter to share the news.

“Remember the classic film ‘Omen’? We’re doing the sequel ‘Damien’.

Very, very exciting script,” posted Kapur, who will also executive produce the first episode. Produced by Fox TV Studios, the six-episode ‘Damien’ follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), 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.

‘Damien’, slated to premiere in 2015, is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara via his 44 Strong Productions.

Ross Fineman, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield also serves as executive producer.

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