The director of the original Hellraiser movie, Clive Barker, has joined the team of the upcoming series of HBO as an executive producer. Clive is the director of the Hellraiser movie of the year 1987, and also the author of the book named, The Hellbound Heart. This TV show was announced earlier this year, and it features an ensemble of horror and science fiction creatives.
Mark Verheiden, previously worked in Battlestar Galactica, has signed on as the showrunner and a writer along with Michael Dougherty, who has previously worked in Trick r’ Treat, and David Gordon Green, the director who directed Halloween, will be directing the first few episodes of the show.
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Clive Barker is going to be the latest addition to the creative team of the series as he is going to executive produce the show alongside Dan Farah, who has previously worked in It and Reader Player One. Farah was instrumental for sure in bringing Clive Barker onto the project and securing his rights, and Clive is reportedly very excited to give a new life to the Hellraiser mythology and to share its stories with a new audience.
Clive is also known as the father of the Hellraiser franchise, having both penned the original novel and gave direction to the first movie. As the ongoing custody battle over the rights to the series with Park Avenue Entertainment rages on, it is clear that Clive wants more creative control over the franchise that he created.
Well, joining the HBO series as an executive producer of the series is a step in the right direction. If the lawsuit of Barker with Park Avenue is effective, then all the rights of Hellraiser could revert back to Barker by the year 2021, which may mean good things for the HBO series.
This series of HBO is a planned continuation of the existing mythology, which has become monumental in the world of pop culture over the last thirty years. Nevertheless, no new property has been as successful as the first movie by Barker.
With both David Gordon Green and Clive Barker, who brought new life to the very famous Halloween franchise, signed on creatives for the series, this show may just be restored back to its formal glory.