Clive Barker’s ‘Nightbreed’ Gets a TV Series!
Clive Barker’s has always been a mainstay of horror and so it was only time before his work caught the TV bug that’s going round. With films such as Scanners, Critters and The Lost Boys all currently developing ideas for a shows, Barker work looks set for the small screens too.
Nightbreed was original based on the novella ‘Cabal’ and collection of shorter stories, which Barker turned into a live action film ‘Nightbreed’ in 1990. Featuring a cast of various odd-ball characters and critters, It follows a group of underground half-breed monsters seeking a new home. The film was a reflection on fring society and the metaphysical meaning of what separates man from monster. However it was released heavily cut. The studio had turned his deep thinking thriller into a stinking slasher, and the film bombed. Barker fought for many years to restore his original vision and it’s only been recently that an official Directors Cut has been released.
Deadline revealed that a new SyFy Channel TV show, based on the Cabal Collection, is being developed by Barker (Hellraiser & Candyman), writer Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw & Piranha), Morgan Creek Entertainment and Universal Cable Prods.
“This story has been near to my heart for many years, I’m at beyond thrilled that SyFy and UCP are taking this journey with us, and I cannot wait to see it brought to life on the screen.”
David Robinson, President of Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, also added
There has never been a more relevant time for us to turn to one of the genre’s great cult classics from our movie library to impact the national conversation with bold, compelling and unconventional storytelling… As a sophisticated twist on the classic graphic novel form, Nightbreed pits ‘Humans’ against persecuted monsters, using metaphor and parable to take on bias and prejudice with real-world consequences
We expect that a pilot will be made before any major movement, and as the recent failed Tremors pilot has proved, nothing is set in stone until the ink is dry on the paperwork.
More news on the BREED as it hits.