Horror seems to really be taking over the small screen as of late with new horror programming being produced like hot cakes. Now, a Hellraiser series can be added to the list of upcoming horror shows making their way into audience’s living rooms.
According to Variety, Sonar Entertainment is currently developing a Hellraiser series along with Eric Gardner’s Panacea Entertainment and executive producer, Larry Kuppin, whose company, New World Entertainment, was a part of the first two Hellraiser films.
Sonar Entertainment also released a statement, “One of the most successful (and terrifying) franchises in film history is ready for its weekly television debut…Now, for the first time, a weekly series set in the fantastic realm of Hellraiser will thrill audiences worldwide.”
The series is currently in pre-production so there is no word on a network or who will star as the infamous Pinhead. The 1987 Hellraiser film followed the story of a puzzle box and the evil realm it released once it was solved.
I don’t know what network the producers are going to aim for but considering the gruesome and grotesque nature of the original films, it would have to be HBO, Showtime, or Starz, if the series wants to showcase the brutality of its source material.
Are you excited about a possible Hellraiser television show?