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The CW's Weaveworld adaptation gets new writer

Weaveworld Clive Barker CW Josh Stolberg

Now that HBO is seeing success with its Westworld series, the CW has renewed work on its Clive Barker adaptation Weaveworld because the world of TV is a very linguistically confusing place. Although writer Jack Kenny was formerly attached to develop the project, he was scrapped about six months ago and the network has finally hired his replacement.

Taking up the mantle is Josh Stolberg, who has written genre flicks like PIRANHA 3D, SORORITY ROW, and CRAWLSPACE. He also just co-wrote SAW: LEGACY, which is currently in production.

Barker's novel

begins with a rug--a wondrous, magnificent rug--into which a world has been woven. It is the world of the Seerkind, a people more ancient than man, who possesses raptures--the power to make magic. In the last century they were hunted down by an unspeakable horror known as the Scourge, and, threatened with annihilation, they worked their strongest raptures to weave themselves and their culture into a rug for safekeeping. Since then, the rug has been guarded by human caretakers.

The last of the caretakers has just died.

Vying for possession of the rug is a spectrum of unforgettable characters: Suzanna, granddaughter of the last caretaker, who feels the pull of the Weaveworld long before she knows the extent of her own powers; Calhoun Mooney, a pigeon-raising clerk who finds the world he's always dreamed of in a fleeting glimpse of the rug; Immacolata, an exiled Seerkind witch intent on destroying her race even if it means calling back the Scourge; and her sidekick, Shadwell, the Salesman, who will sell the Weaveworld to the highest bidder.

In the course of the novel the rug is unwoven, and we travel deep into the glorious raptures of the Weaveworld before we witness the final, cataclysmic struggle for its possession.

In the new show:

two ordinary people find themselves on a quest to find and protect a magical realm and ultimately to save all of humanity from an evil force.

Angela Mancuso, Stolberg, and Barker will executive produce the show.

Extra Tidbit: Are you excited for a Weaveworld series?
Source: Deadline

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