Nightbreed is back in a big way with a brand new comic book series and a director's cut version of the movie headed to Blu-ray and DVD in October. However, not all fans may be aware of a TV series that has been in development and we've received an update from Michael Plumides on the current status of the Nightbreed TV series:
"We've been actively developing the Nightbreed TV series at Morgan Creek with Clive Barker for two years. We hope the newly restored Director's Cut will help us illustrate how wildly popular the series could be to potential buyers. I recently penned four episodes including the pilot, with material all approved by Clive and Mark Miller at Seraphim Films. We have also been developing new Nightbreed creature concepts and I've been collaborating with Tate Steinsiek (SyFy's Face Off) for some months now, to create all-new designs for old characters and a few new ones, as well. We think the fans will be very pleased - by staying true to the source material but also modernizing the concepts, we hope Nightbreed will appeal to this millennium's viewer. By incorporating mind-blowing practical and visual effects with a product that has achieved legendary cult status we see a winner in the 18-49 market, 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 hits on all cylinders"
As mentioned above, the series has been in development for a number of years, but is still being shopped to buyers. Here's what Michael Plumides had to say about moving forward on a pilot and his effort to stay true to the source material:
"It's too early to say regarding a pilot, but there is significant interest in the Nightbreed property - and we have the Occupy Midian movement to thank for that. But 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, occasionally."
Today, the Nightbreed director's cut was officially announced, with Scream Factory revealing that they had located original film elements previously thought to have been missing. To learn more, visit our coverage at: