Nightbreed TV Series To Be Modernized
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.03.2014
But it will stay true to the book...
Just days after Scream Factory announced their release date for the Director's Cut of Nightbreed (October 28), Morgan Creek's Michael Plumides spoke about the upcoming TV series with Empire magazine (via Shock Till You Drop). He will be an executive producer and he wrote four episodes of the series.
Clive Barker previously announced plans for a show two years ago. He said: "We are also actively in conversation about doing a Nightbreed television series which will be for cable, so it will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be."
Here are highlights of the interview with Plumides:
On staying true to Cabal: "In writing the scripts I made every effort to stay true to Barker's vision for the purists without deviating wholly from the source material – even consulting not just Clive and Mark but Barker experts and aficionados; people that live and breath Barker's work. Also, I will say, it feels American, but the British accent shines through. We hope to partner with a network that understands and appreciates the "monsters of Midian" as we do, but also recognizes the viability of the Nightbreed property."
On modernizing the story: "We're staying true to the source material but also modernizing the concepts to appeal to this millennium's viewer. We think the fans will be very pleased. By incorporating great writing, character development, and mind-blowing practical and visual effects with a product that has achieved legendary cult status, we see a winner, especially in the absence of shows like True Blood, Fringe or even Sons of Anarchy. Barker's vision is an amalgam of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror with violent, sexual overtones laced with dark comedy, and the Nightbreed series fires on all cylinders."