AMC’s The Walking Dead as you know it may be in trouble.
We’ve barely heard anything about the plans to bring Stephen King’s Dark Tower world to the small screen since it was announced, to the point that no one was sure if it was still happening. But the show has taken a big step forward today, with the announcement that The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara will run the series.
Even on the big screen, Sin City has always felt episodic, with its different characters in a variety of interconnected stories, all in the same gritty noir setting. Television seems like a natural home for Frank Miller’s world and that reality just got a little bit closer.
In A&E’s TV sequel to the classic movie The Omen, Damien is a most reluctant Antichrist. But it turns out watching a guy fretting he may be the spawn of Satan isn’t nearly as entertaining as actually watching the spawn of Satan wreaking havoc upon the world.
Glen Mazzara is best known for working on seasons two and three of The Walking Dead, but his latest project is all his own: He’s the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of Damien, a new drama that imagines the Antichrist character from The Omen as a young adult grappling with his true identity.
Get ready to fantasize about the Anti-Christ! Lifetime is making an Omen sequel penned by former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. Only one question will remain: will you be on Team Damien or Team Jesus?
Well, this is disappointing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman who forced Glen Mazzara out of his role of The Walking Dead's showrunner, because Kirkman is a little too handsy with the TV adaptation of his best-selling comic. From THR:
The Walking Dead is killing off Showrunners faster than Rick Grimes with a hatchet in a Walker nest. On the heels of the announcement that Walking Dead had been picked up for a fourth season comes this shocker: Showrunner Glen Mazzara is out. Mazzara, of course, took over for original showrunner Frank Darabont after…
In an amazing interview with the showrunners from Homeland, Breaking Bad, New Girl, and Justified, Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara finally revealed why Carl can't simply stay in the damn house. He explained as much in a roundtable with the Los Angeles Times: