For years there have been rumors of a “Nightbreed” series. Clive Barker himself has now revealed during a chat with Coming Soon that the series adaptation of his book is indeed on the way and that Trick ‘r Treat‘s Michael Dougherty is directing.
It’s exciting, after 30 years, to go back to these characters and find out who’s still speaking to me, who wants their story told,” Barker told the site. “My tongue isn’t in my cheek when I say that as when I start a piece. It’s listening. The writing is a piece of listening. I’ve always said I was a journalist and what I was reporting on was the space between my ears.”
“Nightbreed” centers on a group of underground dwelling half-human/half-monsters who seek refuge from the human world. A reluctant hero, struggling to cope with his new-found supernatural status attempts to lead the group as they are discovered and attacked by humans.
Morga Creek’s James Robinson, David Robinson, and Barbra Wall are executive producing along with Barker and Mark Miller of Seraphim Films.
Clive Barker wrote and directed the 1990 film adaptation that starred Craig Sheffer in the lead role of Aaron Boone, as well as David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, and Doug Bradley. Check out the trailer.