Deadline has reported that IT producer Roy Lee and Ready Player One producer Dan Farah are attempting to bring Hellraiser, the iconic horror franchise based around Pinhead and the Cenobites, to the small screen.
The pair of producers have reportedly joined forces with rights holders Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner (who have controlled those TV rights since New World was sold in 1989, so this concept has gestated for a very long time). Future movie plans are unaffected.
The apparent intention is to use the Hellraiser mythology established in the movie franchise and Clive Barker’s initial novella ‘The Hellbound Heart’ to create a new series that could be anthology, or a more traditional narrative (it is not clear). The producers are reportedly seeking writers and a showrunner, before approaching a network or streamer. Again, nothing is certain.
Do we need a Hellraiser series or is the feature film reboot being written by David S. Goyer a better way to take forward Clive Barker’s initial vision? Or can they both co-exist like Don Mancini’s Child’s Play series and the 2019 movie reboot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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