TCA16: A&E Sets March ‘Damien’ Premiere Date

A&E has set a March 7 premiere date for its new horror/drama Damien, the network announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

The series --  starring Bradley James (Merlin, Homeland and Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time) and follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film, The Omen -- will premiere after the fourth season premiere of A&E’s horror/drama Bates Motel, according to network officials.

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