Clive Barker bringing bizarro fantasy tale Weaveworld to The CW as new series

Clive Barker - Weaveworld

The CW is already home to a a ton of genre shows, but it's digging deep into the weird corner for its latest series.

Horror legend Clive Barker (Hellraiser) is producing a small-screen adaptation of his horror/fantasy novel Weaveworld for the network, where it’ll join existing genre fare such as Supernatural and The Originals on the schedule. Along with Barker, the project is being written and produced by Warehouse 13 alum Jack Kenny.

Barker’s original novel was published in 1987, though it sounds like they’ll be making some tweaks for The CW adaptation. According to Deadline, this spin on the story will focus on “an app designer who teams up with a young pastry chef who has just discovered that she is destined to be guardian of a mythological realm that can be accessed through a portal in an old Savannah mansion. Together, they fight an epic battle with evil forces who are vying for control of the magical world.” That’s definitely one heck of a logline.

A potential live-action adaptation has been floating around in development hell for decades, with studios shying away due to the insanely ambitious scope of the story. It’s dense, and arguably too long for a film. So television seems like the best fit — and special effects have finally reached a level where it’s apparently viable to (hopefully) pull it off.

Are you hoping this one actually makes it to air? Do you think The CW can do the book justice?

(Via Deadline)

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