Hellraiser reboot casts Sense8 star as iconic villain

Photo credit: Araya Doheny - Getty Images
Photo credit: Araya Doheny - Getty Images

Hellraiser has cast its nightmarish villain Pinhead for the upcoming reboot.

Replacing franchise regular Doug Bradley is Sense8 actress Jamie Clayton, with the movie itself also officially confirmed to be heading to streaming service Hulu.

Original author Clive Barker, whose novella The Hellbound Heart provides the basis for the horror project, is on board as producer.

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Photo credit: Araya Doheny - Getty Images

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Rounding out the reboot's cast are Odessa A'zion (Grand Army), Brandon Flynn (Ratched), Goran Visnjic (The Boys), Drew Starkey (Outer Banks), Adam Faison (Everything's Gonna Be Okay), Aoife Hinds (Normal People), Selina Lo (Boss Level) and Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049).

As for who'll survive the length of it, we're guessing not even half of them.

Clayton teased her involvement on Twitter, posting a photo of her holding the iconic Hellraiser puzzle box, alongside the caption: "Demons to some. Angels to others."

Barker himself teased: "Having seen some of the designs from [director] David Bruckner's new Hellraiser film, they pay homage to what the first film created, but then take it to places it's never been before. This is a Hellraiser on a scale that I simply didn't expect.

"David and his team are steeped in the story's mythology, but what excites me is their desire to honour the original even as they revolutionise it for a new generation."

Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

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Bruckner went on to enthuse: "It's been such an honour to have Clive on board to help support and shepherd us through the incredible universe he created so long ago.

"Combined with a fearless and committed cast, including the amazing Jamie Clayton, who fully embodies the role as the Hell Priest, we're aiming to create a very special new chapter in the Hellraiser legacy."

Hellraiser is expected to debut on Hulu in the US sometime next year, with UK release details yet to be confirmed.

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