September 22, 2015
Author and horror icon Clive Barker is going from raising hell to developing a television series as he’ll be adapting his 1987 horror/fantasy novel “Weaveworld” into a modern-day drama for The CW.
As reported by Deadline, the writer and filmmaker will executive produce the series written by “Warehouse 13’s” Jack Kenny, who will also executive produce.
In the updated, television version of the “Weaveworld” premise, an app designer and a young pastry chef enter a mythological world through a portal in an old Savannah mansion and must join together to fight an epic battle against evil forces attempting to control the magical world. There have been many attempts to adapt the novel over the past two decades but its scope and setting were considered too expensive for television. However, with the technology of today — and what we’ve seen on current CW shows like “The Flash” — television’s prior limitations are no longer a concern.
\”Weaveworld” was previously adapted as a comic book miniseries in 1991 by writer Erik Saltzgaber and artist Mike Manley for Marvel’s Epic Comics imprint.