I must admit, even as a big fan of Hellraiser, Hellraiser 2, and a lukewarm fan of Hellraiser 3 & 4….(oh and then there’s the rest of the direct to dvd sequels) this bit of news is a bit puzzling. A Hellraiser tv seems to have been greenlit. Of course I will want to check it out from a curiosity standpoint but I am not sure if this can be pulled off unless Clive Barker is not only involved by has his hands heavily submerged into the creation. Hellraiser IS Clive Barker, as the movie series went on and his influence lessened the movies suffered more and more. And lets not even get started on the abomination known as the Hellraiser reboot…..my gawd….Here is a tidbit on the tv series courtesy of Shock Till You Drop:
“One of the most successful (and terrifying) franchises in film history is ready for its weekly television debut. For over 25 years, fans have followed the exploits of an insidious villain named Pinhead, summoned from a nightmarish underworld by an ancient puzzle box. He will seduce you with power and tempt you with fear, until your soul belongs to him. Now, for the first time, a weekly series set in the fantastic realm of Hellraiser will thrill audiences worldwide.”
This will be something to keep an eye on and definitely goes in the “Hope for the best, expect….??” category!