Nightbreed TV series in development at Syfy
Deadline reports that Syfy will be developing a TV series reboot of Nightbreed, based on Clive Barker’s horror novella Cabal which was previously adapted it into a movie in 1990, giving it the title Nightbreed.
Barker wrote and directed the film adaptation of his work but, at the time of its release, it was considered a box office failure. In recent decades, the film has since attained a cult status among dark fantasy and horror fans alike.
“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.”
The project has been written by Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw). He has worked to make the property relevant to today’s audience, focusing on the race relations that are interwoven within Nightbreed. The difference is that the tension is between Humans and Monsters.
Nightbreed 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?
Morgan Creek’s James G. Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall will be executive producing the planned series. Barker and Mark Miller of Seraphim Films will also be executive producing.