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“HELLRAISER” is coming to HBO with “HALLOWEEN” director

Monday, April 27, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Joining the new feature based on Clive Barker’s classic Cenobite saga (which we reported on here), now a series version is in the works as well.

Deadline reports that HBO is developing a HELLRAISER series, and that David Gordon Green, who helmed the HALLOWEEN reboot and recently wrapped HALLOWEEN KILLS, will direct the pilot and several other episodes. The show is being written by Mark Verheiden (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, DAREDEVIL, THE MASK) and Michael Dougherty (KRAMPUS, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, TRICK ’R TREAT); the trio are also among the executive producers.

According to Deadline, “The idea is to create an elevated continuation and expansion of the well-established HELLRAISER mythology. It is by no means a remake, but rather assumes the past mythology to be a given. The centerpiece remains Pinhead, the pincushion-headed merciless leader of the Cenobites, the formerly humans-turned-demons that live in an extra-dimensional realm and are activated through a puzzle box called the Lament Configuration. The Cenobites come from hell to harvest human souls and keep balance between good and evil.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.