With horror TV a huge deal these days, now comes word that Clive Barker’s Nightbreed is getting the small-screen treatment.
Courtesy of Deadline, it’s been revealed that a Nightbreed series is being developed for Syfy. Barker himself will be involved in the project, and he’ll be working with Morgan Creek Entertainment, and Jigsaw writer Josh Stolberg.
The show will be based on Barker’s Cabal source material, with the greater premise exploring race relations across America. The story sees an underground group of human-mutant hybrids looking to find refuge in a gone-to-the-dogs world. At the centre of this is the recently anointed new reluctant hero of the group, who is having to deal with the responsibilities now placed upon him and with the mystery surrounding the death of his fiancée.
On this news, Morgan Creek’s David Robinson enthused, “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. The team at Morgan Creek is very excited to partner with Clive Barker, Syfy and Universal Cable Production on Nightbreed for a unique, trenchant and no-holds-barred exploration of race relations in today’s society. As a sophisticated twist on the classic graphic novel form, Nightbreed pits ‘Humans’ against persecuted monsters, using metaphor and parable to take on bias and prejudice with real-world consequences.”
As ever, expect more on Nightbreed as it continues to develop. And yes, we also had to look up the term “trenchant”, too.