The much anticipated Hellraiser series based on the Clive Barker franchise of the same name, is on its way to HBO. Even though the official announcement was made in April, the show has reportedly been in development since 2012. The movie will have “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” author David Gordon Green set to direct the Pilot as well as other episodes of the series.
A new report from Deadline has revealed that the man himself Clive Barker is set to join the project as an executive producer. The original 1987 Hellraiser film was based on Barker’s novella “The Hellbound Heart. The iconic film was later followed up with 9 other films.
Barker has recently been involved in the Hulu series “Books of Blood” which was an adaptation of his own collection of short stories. He’s also working on a SyFy series based on his 1988 novella “Cabal” called Nightbreed, alongside Michael Dougherty of the horror anthology movie Trick r’ Treat.
The series will be scripted by the aforementioned Michael Dougherty and Daredevil’s Mark Verheiden. The series will be centered on Pinhead and his legion of Cenobites who “come from hell to harvest human souls and keep balance between good and evil.” And as fans will remember they are “Angels to some, Demons to others”
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