In an exclusive reveal from DEADLINE, HBO has scored a deal to develop a show based on the classic horror movie Hellraiser, based on the novella The Hellbound Heart from Clive Barker.
The Hellraiser story centers around a puzzle box the opens a realm of the Cenobites who collect human souls for their horrific experiments.
Sitting in the director’s chair will be David Gordon Green (Halloween 2018), who will do the pilot and other early episodes for the series.
The series will be written by genre and action vets Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, Heroes), and Michael Dougherty (X-Men United, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Trick r’ Treat). All of them will be executive producers alongside Farah Films’ Dan Farah, Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, along with Lawrence Kuppin and David Salzman and Panacea Entertainment’s Eric Gardner. Rough House Pictures partners Green, Danny McBride Jody Hill, and Brandon James round out the EP team. Farah Films exec Andrew Farah and Adam Salzman will also serve as co-exec producers.
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