According to an exclusive from Deadline, It producer Roy Lee and Ready Player One producer Dan Farah have maneuvered the aspects needed to bring Hellraiser to the small screen for the first time. Fans of the Clive Barker world know this includes the iconic horror franchise anchored by the malevolent straight-out-of-hell villain, Pinhead.
Those producers have aligned with producer-rightsholders Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner, who have controlled those TV rights since New World was sold in 1989.
"The intention is to use the mythology established in the movie franchise and the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart as a launch pad for a new series that could be an anthology, or a more traditional narrative. The producers are underway with a search for a writer-showrunner, before setting it at a network or streamer, at a time when horror is performing strongly."
Pinhead Art by Ashley Thorpe