Hellraiser TV Series in the Works

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Pinhead will have such sights to show you on your television as development has started on a new TV series based on the iconic horror franchise, Hellraiser. 

When I think of movies/franchises that would make a great jump to TV, blood & gore horror doesn’t typically come to mind. But hey, with all manner of things allowed on streaming/premium channels, all sorts of things are possible. At least, that’s what they’re banking on with a new series focused on Pinhead…

Producers Roy Lee (IT, The Exorcist, Bates Motel, The Grudge, The Ring) and Dan Farah (Ready Player One) have joined forces with producers/rights holders Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner, to produce an original series based on the iconic Hellraiser horror franchise. The search for a visionary writer-showrunner is underway, with several A-list names and networks already circling the project.

One of the most terrifying franchises in film history, this will mark the television series debut for Hellraiser. Originally based on Clive Barker’s 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart, Hellraiser quickly evolved into a global pop-culture phenomenon. In addition to ten films, the franchise has also spawned a book anthology, comic books, apparel, DVDs and myriad globally licensed products. The first film was featured on Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments and is perennially cited as one of the scariest movies of all time.

The show itself will put the focus entirely on Pinhead and his Lament Configuration (puzzle box), but will try and put a more modern spin on the Hellraiser mythology that’s been presented throughout the franchise. I’m interested to see what approach this series takes. I could see it working as something of an anthology series (new characters/story each episode), but not sure how an overarching story might work.

Oh well. There’s no showrunner yet, nor network, but it’s definitely in the works. What do you think of a Pinhead/Hellraiser TV show?