“Everything’s you’ve heard is true: God’s an astronaut, Oz is over the rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters are.“
One of horror’s greatest missed opportunities of the 1990s was not turning Clive Barker’s Nightbreed into a franchise. The first film remains a cult classic, and the fantastic saga left the door wide open for a continuation. I’ve often wondered, “Whatever happened to the Tribes of the Moon, the evicted residents of Midian?”
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Nearly 30 years later, we might finally get some answers!
Deadline reported that a TV series based on Nightbreed is currently in the works at Syfy:
The project hails from Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, Weaveworld), writer Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw, Piranha), Morgan Creek Entertainment, whose feature division produced the Nightbreed movie, and Universal Cable Prods.
Written by Stolberg, Nightbreed explores race relations in America, only the races are Humans and Monsters. It follows a group of underground half-human/half-monsters seeking to find a new refuge and home after their original hiding place is destroyed. Leading these efforts is a recently turned reluctant hero who not only is adjusting to his new supernatural status but also is dealing with the grief and mystery surrounding the death of his fiancée. Will this group band together despite being hunted and persecuted by humans who find their “otherness” to be frightening?
We’ll keep you updated as news emerges. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1990’s Nightbreed below.
Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by terrifying nightmares of a city of monsters. He goes to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg), for help. But what Boone doesn’t know is that Decker is really a serial killer. Decker frames Boone to take the fall for his murders, and Boone is killed by the police. But Boone is brought back to life by the monsters of his dreams, the Nightbreed, who in turn join Boone in his quest to stop Decker from killing again.