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.


Oscars 2020: Where to watch this year’s Best Animated nominees and winners

Enjoy this year’s Academy Awards nominees for Best Animated Feature and Short Film for free and paid online.

The winners may have been announced for the 92nd annual Academy Awards last night, but those who didn’t win are among the best creative examples of Hollywood and foreign cinema in 2019/2020.

The categories of most interest to animators and digital artists were those in animation, production design and visual effects, the shortlists of which you’ll find below.

We’ve also signposted where you and the kids can watch the Best Animated Feature and Animated Short Film nominees – including their respective winners Toy Story 4 and Hair Love – with directions to US/UK streaming sites and, in the case of the shorts, links to their free streams on YouTube.

Best Animated Feature

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World