Clive Barker’s Nightbreed TV series has snagged its director in the form of Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters filmmaker Michael Dougherty.
Dougherty, who’s also writing and exec producing HBO’s series adaptation of Barker’s Hellraiser, confirmed the news over on Twitter, writing: “Everything is true. God’s an astronaut. Oz is over the rainbow. And Midian is where the monsters live.”
Check out his tweet below.
Barker is currently writing “the bible” for the series, and says: “It’s exciting, after 30 years, to go back to these characters and find out who’s still speaking to me, who wants their story told. My tongue isn’t in my cheek when I say that as when I start a piece, it’s listening. The writing is a piece of listening, I’ve always said I was a journalist and what I was reporting on was the space between my ears.”
Nightbreed follows Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) who is haunted by terrifying nightmares of a city of monsters. He goes to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg), for help. But what Boone doesn’t know is that Decker is really a serial killer. Decker frames Boone to take the fall for his murders, and Boone is killed by the police. But Boone is brought back to life by the monsters of his dreams, the Nightbreed, who in turn join Boone in his quest to stop Decker from killing again.
Barker will executive produce the series with Mark Miller, James G. Robinson, David Robinson, and Barbara Wall. Are you excited? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!