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Nightbreed reboot heading to Syfy

by Sean P. Aune | June 24, 2018June 24, 2018 11:51 am EDT

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed is finally resurfacing in live-action after nearly 30 years. The Nightbreed reboot is heading to the small screen this time, and it’s all thanks to Syfy.

According to a report from Deadline, Syfy is teaming up with Clive Barker for the Nightbreed reboot. Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw) has been tapped to write the new series that will use Humans and the Nightbreed as allegories for race relations in the U.S.

Morgan Creek is involved with the new series as it was with the 1990 film. The company is in the midst of trying to revitalize itself and is trying to reboot many of its properties including Nightbreed, Ace Ventura, Major League, Young Guns, and more.

“This story has been near to my heart for many years,” Barker told Deadline. “I’m at beyond thrilled that SyFy and (Universal Cable Prods.) are taking this journey with us, and I cannot wait to see it brought to life on the screen.”

“There has never been a more relevant time for us to turn to one of the genre’s great cult classics from our movie library to impact the national conversation with bold, compelling and unconventional storytelling,” said David Robinson, President of Morgan Creek Entertainment Group. “The team at Morgan Creek is very excited to partner with Clive Barker, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions on Nightbreed for a unique, trenchant and no-holds-barred exploration of race relations in today’s society. As a sophisticated twist on the classic graphic novel form, Nightbreed pits ‘Humans’ against persecuted monsters, using metaphor and parable to take on bias and prejudice with real-world consequences.”

Nightbreed reboot has been a long time coming

The 1990 film version of Nightbreed received a mixed critical reception. The film currently sits at 39 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and there is no question the film had its flaws. A reboot, especially in a TV format, could allow the story more room to breathe. Instead of the Nightbreed just being visual fun, we could actually dive into some of their backstories and see how they dealt with the changes they went through.

No word as of yet as to when we can expect to see the Nightbreed reboot coming to Syfy, but it sounds as though this is a high-priority project for all involved.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing