Clive Barker's Books of Blood are coming to Hulu.
According to Deadline, Orville producers Brannon Braga and Seth MacFarlane are adapting the horror anthology book series as a film for the streaming service. Braga will direct, co-write and produce the film, while MacFarlane will serve as an executive producer. Adam Simon will co-write the movie with Braga.
The film already has a cast attached, with Anna Friel (Marcella), Britt Robertson (For the People), Rafi Gavron (A Star Is Born) and Yul Vazquez (Midnight, Texas) set to star. It is expected to premiere on the streaming service in fall 2020.
Books of Blood is a six-book horror anthology series, with stories taking place in modern day settings with normal individuals. Several of the stories have already been adapted into films, including Rawhead Rex (1986), The Midnight Meat Train (2008) and Dread (2009). "The Forbidden" was adapted into the film Candyman, while "The Last Illusion" was adapted into Lord of Illusions. "The Body Politic" was also adapted in 1997 as Quicksilver Highway). Finally, "The Book of Blood" and "On Jerusalem Street were combined into the 2008 film Book of Blood.
Directed and co-written by Brannon Braga, Books of Blood stars Anna Friel, Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, and Yul Vazquez. Seth MacFarlane will serve as executive producer, while Adam Simon will co-write the movie with Braga. It is set to premiere on Hulu in fall 2020.