IT producer Roy Lee and Dan Farah (Ready Player One) are teaming up to bring Hellraiser to the small screen in new Hellraiser series, Deadline reports. “They have joined forces with producer/rights holders Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner, who have controlled those TV rights since New World was sold in 1989.”
“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 producers will first set a writer-showrunner before setting it at a network or streamer,” Deadline states.
The series is not the only Hellraiser project in the works, David S. Goyer (Blade II, Batman Begins) is working on a “loyal, evolved reimagining” of the original 1987 film. There is no word yet if Doug Bradley, who made the character iconic, will reprise his role as the leader of the cenobites.