Based on The Omen film series, Damien stars Bradley James as Damien Thorn, a war photographer with a Satanic past. Barbara Hershey, Omid Abtahi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and David Meunier also star.
When discussing the end of season one, Mazzara said season two will hopefully draw out the parallels between Damien and Christ:
There’s always a lot of parallels between Christ and Damien. It’s not that there’s a one-to-one correlation, this character is this figure or this event is that from the Bible. In the biblical Christ story, we’ve taken those characters and put layers on each of them in some of our characters. I don’t ever want to be a specific correlation, it’s always layers. In the end scene, a lot of people drop to their knees but what’s Shay crying about? Damien raising Simone from the dead or is he crying about Simone coming back to life? What is the miracle? It’s complex and it’s something that needs to be sorted out in hopefully Season 2.”
He added that elements of the second season have already been set up:
We just wanted to set stuff up for Season 2, I don’t really like to do cliffhangers, especially with Damien, but we do like to set stuff up. It’s a very dark, bleak episode. So that hand coming out of grave is such a beautiful, horror movie image, how could we not do that? We also wanted to set up the Vatican Death Squad. [Laughs] These guys are finally mobilized and are coming in.”
And while Damien has not officially been renewed yet, Mazzara says he has “hope”:
That’s being discussed between A+E and Fox 21 Television studios. I know I’m excited about it, and we have a great creative team of directors, writers, and actors who are ready to get back to work. I have a lot of ideas (see above) for what that season is, specific episodes and character arcs, I just hope we get that opportunity.”
What do you think? Did you watch season one of Damien? Do you think it should be renewed?