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HBO Taking a Ceno-Bite Out of the ‘Hellraiser’ Universe

New series based on famous horror film franchise mythology said to be in development at WarnerMedia’s famed premium network.

April showers bring May…Cenobites? That’s right, a TV show set in the famous Hellraiser universe is potentially in development at HBO. This will not be a reboot (thank the Devil), but rather a continuation and expansion of the already vast 10-movie franchise. Pinhead himself may even make a reappearance, but for now all we know is that the show will follow the currently established mythology of the films.

The project is separate from the movie franchise reboot now in development with Spyglass Media, so there may be Demon on Demon fighting for attention down the line. The first team to unlock the Lament Configuration wins.

While the first film, adapted from the novella “The Hellbound Heart,” was written and directed by Clive Barker, he is currently not attached to the HBO project. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Gallactica, Daredevil) and Michael Dougherty (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Trick r’ Treat) are set to write, with David Gordon Green (Halloween) directing the initial episodes. Dan Farah, Roy Lee, Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman, Eric Gardner, Green, Danny McBride Jody Hill and Brandon James are all set to serve as EPs.

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Idyllic Landscape Paintings by Artist Tomás Sánchez Render Nature’s Meditative Qualities

For nearly three decades, Cuban painter Tomás Sánchez has been painting serene landscapes of clam waters and verdant forests full of towering palms and dense shrubs. Now part of a lengthy series, his realistic works focus on nature’s immensity as they contrast massive waterfalls and miles of endless treetops with a nondescript figure, who often can be found seated or standing amongst the lush scenery.

In a statement, Sánchez explained how his practice of meditation informs his work. “The interior spaces that I experience in meditation are converted into the landscapes of my paintings; the restlessness of my mind transformed into landfills,” he writes. “When I paint, I experience meditative states; through meditation, I achieve a union with nature, and nature, in turn, leads me to meditation.”

For more of the Costa Rica-based artist’s projects, head to Instagram, and check out Artsy to see which tranquil paintings you can add to your own collection