Damien, A&E’s sequel to The Omen, will not be back for another season. This news comes straight from creator and showrunner Glen Mazzara, who announced it via a series of tweets this afternoon:
He went on to thank the fans a few more times, as well as the show’s cast and crew, writers, and the network. Then, he offered a reason for the cancellation, too:
Though we were hopeful when the show was first announced, from its earliest episodes Damien had some fundamental problems—one being that it took itself way too seriously, especially in contrast to the similarly-themed but way-more-fun Lucifer. Let this be a precautionary tale for the also somber-looking Exorcist TV show, which is bringing its own brand of evil to the airwaves next season.