Clive Barker’s Nightbreed TV series set up at Syfy

Cult classic Nightbreed is heading for TV

Clive Barker’s 1990 movie Nightbreed has long enjoyed a reputation as a cult classic, as the writer-director-author’s adaptation of his own novel Cabal endured a rough edit at the hands of the studio but still emerged as a fascinating piece of work. The recent Cabal cut restored a lot of its glory and now, the story of a man who discovers a hidden society of monsters and becomes one of them is set to get a new lease on life.

Deadline reports that Syfy is developing a TV series based on Barker’s story with writer Josh Stolberg, who recently wrote the highly enjoyable Jigsaw, and production company Morgan Creek.

Nightbreed “explores race relations in America, only the races are Humans and Monsters. It follows a group of underground half-human/half-monsters seeking to find a new refuge and home after their original hiding place is destroyed. Leading these efforts is a recently turned reluctant hero who not only is adjusting to his new supernatural status but also is dealing with the grief and mystery surrounding the death of his fiancée. Will this group band together despite being hunted and persecuted by humans who find their “otherness” to be frightening?”

Barker is on board, and said “This story has been near to my heart for many years. 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.”

Stolberg was also working on a TV series based on Barker’s stunning Weaveworld, but it all seems to have gone very quiet on that front.

The 1990 movie starred Craig Scheffer in the lead, but the film was stolen by an incredibly sinister performance from David Cronenberg as the masked killer Dr Decker. That voice combined with that mask…

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