Books, TV

Clive Barker’s Weaveworld Is Going to Be a CW Show, and My Head Is Exploding



I guess the partnership makes some sort of sense – both Barker and the CW share a love of hot guys with perfect abs. I just have trouble seeing the insane amount of world-building that happens in every Barker book get translated in a coherent form to the network.

In the TV adaptation, an app designer teams up with a young pastry chef who has just discovered that destined to be guardian of a mythological realm that can be accessed through a portal in an old Savannah mansion.

App designer. Sigh.

Said portal had better actually still be a carpet, though. Or else we can conclude that the folks making the show don’t even understand the book’s title. Waiting to see Clive Barker get adapted correctly is a true mix of pleasure and pain, as it’s great to see it happen but terrifying to see how it could go wrong…hey, maybe that’s his plan all along. Cenobite style S&M on my fanboy emotions. Well done, sir.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist