The new in-development television series, that is. Clive Barker will serve as executive producer on the forthcoming show from HBO. That’s hella cool news! Typically, though, an executive producer doesn’t do a lot other than provide funding, unlike a producer, who sort of oversees everything and can instruct and advise the director. We have to wonder, then, how much creative involvement Barker will have with the project. We can, though, assume that, were he not pleased with the product, he wouldn’t allow his name to be attached to it, so there’s that, if nothing else. And in an official statement, Barker said that he was “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.”
Sure sounds like he’ll have hands in the preparation of the dish. Other big names in the world of Horror attached to the series are David Gordon Green (the new HALLOWEEN) and Michael Dougherty (KRAMPUS, TRICK OR TREAT, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS). There’s every reason to feel optimistic about this one!