Clive Barker’s Nightbreed TV series being developed at SyFy


Syfy is developing a Nightbreed TV series based on the Clive Barker short story collection Cabal and the 1990 film version Nightbreed.

Nightbreed is coming to Syfy from writer/producer Clive Barker and writer Josh Stolberg and will be produced by Morgan Creek Entertainment. The series will follow a community of monsters who are trying to escape persecution at the hands of prejudiced humans by living underground. The series acts like a morality tale about racial discrimination, making its point through a mix of metaphor and parable.

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“There has never been a more relevant time for us to turn to one of the genre’s great cult classics from our movie library to impact the national conversation with bold, compelling and unconventional storytelling,” said David Robinson, President of Morgan Creek Entertainment. He promises Nightbreed will be “a unique, trenchant and no-holds-barred exploration of race relations in today’s society.”

The original 1990 movie was written and directed by Clive Barker based on his own graphic novel and stars Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, and Anne Bobby. Given Barker’s obvious passion for the project, he is thrilled for the story to be reinvented for modern television audiences. “This story has been near to my heart for many years,” Barker said. “I’m at beyond thrilled that SyFy and UCP are taking this journey with us, and I cannot wait to see it brought to life on the screen.”

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Along with Nightbreed, Barker is also known for movies like Hellraiser and Candyman. Series writer Josh Stolberg is known for such sci-fi/horror classics as Piranha 3D and Jigsaw, so he should be a perfect fit for the tone and style of this off-beat SyFy series.

Nightbreed will be executive produced by Barker and Mark Miller for their Seraphim Films, along with James G. Robinson, David Robinson, and Barbara Wall for Morgan Creek Entertainment, and Universal Cable Prods.

Source: Deadline