HBO commissions ‘Hellraiser’ series, to be directed by ‘Halloween' director David Gordon Green
HBO has commissioned a series based on the iconic 'Hellraiser' horror movies franchise. The Hellraiser movies have become cult classics in the realm of horror movies. The pincushion-headed villain of the franchise, called Pinhead, has long entered film lore as one of the most iconic horror villains of all time. With the Hellraiser series, it will be the first time that the iconic villain will be seen in a TV series.
Hellraiser features grotesque extradimensional creatures called the Cenobites, who torture humans, inflicting extreme forms of torture on them. The Cenobites are creatures of hell, who harvest human souls. Pinhead is the leader of the Cenobites.
Interestingly, HBO's Hellraiser series will be helmed by David Gordon Green, who has directed Halloween, another cult horror film. He will direct the pilot episode, along with the initial episodes. The series will be written by Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Gallactica, Daredevil, Heroes) and Michael Dougherty (X-Men United, Godzilla: King of the Monsters).
Since it is an HBO show, it will most likely premiere on Disney Plus Hotstar Premium in India, which has a tie-up with HBO to stream HBO's marquee shows in India.
Stay tuned to LetsOTT for further news on Hellraiser, the series.