Original Creator Teaming Up With HBO

The HBO Hellraiser series will be directed by Halloween’s David Gordon Green, and now Clive Barker has joined as executive producer.

The new series was announced back in April of this year, with Halloween director Green attached to direct the pilot and then a few more episodes. The series is written by Mark Verheiden (Heroes) and Michael Dougherty (Godzilla: King Of The Monsters).

At the time of the announcement, Barker was not on board, though the show is based on his novella The Hellbound Heart. That’s now changed, and according to Deadline, Barker is –

“Delighted the Hellraiser mythology is seeing a new life. It’s time the stories went back to their roots. I’m eager to bring to a new audience the most powerful and ancient elements of horror: the darkest evil invading our human lives and how we must find in ourselves the power to resist it.”

The HBO series is not a remake and it aims to be an –

“elevated continuation and expansion of the well-established Hellraiser mythology.”

HBO should announce some further details in the coming weeks, or at least before the end of the year. In addition to the Hellraiser series, there is a reboot on the way from director David Bruckner, who promises that he will not “hold back” when tackling Barker’s source material.