Over the years, the original Hellraiser has been viewed by horror aficionados as one of the gems of the genre. But since then, the film's legacy has been watered down by pointless sequels and comic book series that failed to live up to the brilliance of director Clive Barker's original. Now the franchise is being eyed to be the subject of a potential TV series from Sonar Entertainment and producer Larry Kupin, according to Variety.

Not much is known about the premise of the series, but Sonar has released this brief teaser description:

"One of the most successful (and terrifying) franchises in film history is ready for its weekly television debut. For over 25 years, fans have followed the exploits of an insidious villain named Pinhead, summoned from a nightmarish underworld by an ancient puzzle box. He will seduce you with power and tempt you with fear, until your soul belongs to him. Now, for the first time, a weekly series set in the fantastic realm of Hellraiser will thrill audiences worldwide."

Is the world ready to see Hellraiser on a weekly basis, or will this just become one of the many projects floating around Hollywood that never gets heard from again? We'll find out for sure over the next few months.

[Variety via ShockTillYouDrop