HELLRASIER is Going to Be Developed as a TV Series
With more and more film franchises being reimagined as TV series, it’s not surprising to learn that the classic horror franchise Hellraiser is going to also be developed as a series.
IT producer Roy Lee and Ready Player One producer Dan Farah are teaming up to develop the series which centers around an evil hellish villain name Pinhead. They have teamed up with the rights holders of the property, Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner, to make this happen.
According to Deadline, the intention is to “use the mythology established in the movie franchise and the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart as a launch pad for a new series that could be anthology, or a more traditional narrative.”
The first movie told the story of a man “who inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a strange puzzle box he bought during a trip abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, creatures from Hell.” That includes Pinhead, who’s the most sinister and who has also become the face of Hellraiser.
The producers are currently on the hunt for a writer-showrunner, and after they find one, they will start the process of shopping the series to a network or streaming service.
What do you think about Hellraiser being produced as a series? I like what they are doing with series these days. There’s a lot of care and attention to detail that goes into them, so this could end up being a solid show, especially with with the producers that have come on board to bring it to life.