CW LogoThe CW is developing Weaveworld, a drama series based on the horror/fantasy novel by Clive Barker (Hellraiser). The genre writer-filmmaker is set to executive produce the project, written/executive produced by Jack Kenny (Warehouse 13).

jackkennyThe show gives a contemporary makeover to the premise of the novel, which was published in 1987. In the TV adaptation, an app designer 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. Angela Mancuso also executive produces. CBS TV Studios is the studio.

For decades, Weaveworld had been considered too hard to adapt for TV because of its scope and settings that would require extensive use of special effects. That is something that the current technology can accomplish on a TV budget as proven by shows like ABC’s Once Upon A Time, the CW’s Arrow and Flash and Fox’s Gotham. There had been multiple attempts to adapt Weaveworld as a miniseries in the past two decades, including by Showtime.