HBO is bringing Hellraiser to the world of TV. Deadline reports David Gordon Green, director of the latest Halloween, will direct the pilot and additional episodes.
Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, and Heroes writer Mark Verheiden will write the show alongside Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Trick ‘r Treat director Michael Dougherty. Dougherty, Verheiden, and Green will all be executive producers. Additionally, Farah Films’ Dan Farah, Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, Panacea Entertainment’s Eric Gardner, Lawrence Kuppin, and David Salzman will serve as executive producers. Danny McBride, Jody Hill, and Brandon James of Rough House Pictures also join the team of executive producers. Accompanying as co-executive producers are Andrew Farah and Adam Salzman.
HBO’s Hellraiser won’t follow the trend of offering a reboot of the horror franchise, instead intending to serve as an “elevated continuation and expansion of the well-established Hellraiser mythology.” Deadline added that the iconic Pinhead will take center stage with the band of demonic creatures known as the Cenobites, though no other details are clear at this time.
The HBO Hellraiser TV project is separate from the previously announced reboot movie from Spyglass, so it seems fans will see much more of Pinhead in the coming years.
HBO has been busy adding more content for viewers to choose between; the network’s still-popular Westworld has been greenlit for a fourth season, HBO Max was given a launch date, and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing a few new HBO Max series as well.