News on the Hellraiser franchise is coming thick and fast at the moment, with the news from Deadline that HBO is producing a series of Clive Barker’s most famous property.
The biggest caveat from this update is ‘Halloween’ (2018) Writer/Director David Gordon Green will helm the first handful of episodes, with Trick ‘R Treat’s Michael Dougherty serving as one of the producers.
With Gordon-Green’s penchant for honouring the past, it does beg the question; will Doug Bradley play a role in this continuation of the cenobites’ world?
Bradley has had health issues recently but is hopefully on the mend, and has always insisted he would return to the series if asked.
Between this series and David Bruckner’s reboot of the 1987 film, hopefully, Bradley will get the chance to reprise his role of Pinhead, or at least be honoured with a cameo of some kind.
The concept of the Hellraiser TV series is to create an ‘elevated’ continuation and expansion of the mythology, which sees what has come before as a given.
A revisit of Pinhead and the cenobites are expected, but in what guise is unclear at this stage.
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