HELLBOY Creator Mike Mignola Weighs In On Whether The Character Could Move From Film To TV - EXCLUSIVE

HELLBOY Creator Mike Mignola Weighs In On Whether The Character Could Move From Film To TV - EXCLUSIVE

Hellboy was released in theaters earlier this year, but with franchises like Watchmen and The Lord of the Rings moving to the small screen, Mike Mignola says he'd love to talk about bringing Big Red to TV!

By JoshWilding - Jul 23, 2019 02:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Hellboy
Comic book properties continue to do big business on the small screen and even huge franchises like The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars are now finding a place on television. One reason for this is because those stories take place in worlds that are arguably too large for movies alone, and Hellboy definitely feels like a property that would be well-suited to the small screen.

Even if Hellboy himself didn't appear, there are so many characters who are part of his world, we could be treated to a vast array of spinoffs that flesh out Big Red's universe. 

With the latest Hellboy movie starring David Harbour now available on Digital HD and Blu-ray (from today), I recently had the opportunity to talk to creator Mike Mignola and asked him whether he thinks Hellboy or some of his supporting characters could be a good fit for the small screen after the success another Dark Horse property, The Umbrella Academy, found on Netflix.

"I think so. It's been discussed, it hasn't been discussed recently but I would obviously love that. At this point, there's twenty five years worth of Hellboy material and we've barely scratched the surface in terms of any of it being filmed. Also, I think I've laid the groundwork for a whole world, and I do it all the time, of new stories set in that Hellboy universe. I would love an outlet for all that material. I don't know...thank God these decisions are never up to me and I never pursue these things. I wait for someone to come to me and say 'We want to do this' but I would love to have that conversation."

With any luck, Hellboy will return somewhere down the line, but TV definitely feels like a great fit for the beloved character and Harbour is no stranger to that world after starring in Stranger Things

Would you like to see Hellboy's adventures continue on the small screen moving forward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section and stay tuned for more from Mignola later today. 

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DannyN176
DannyN176 - 7/23/2019, 3:09 AM
No mention of the fact that the film was such a dumpster fire that no one would EVER bother trying to bring it to TV?

This won't happen for a long time.
Saga
Saga - 7/23/2019, 3:25 AM
Whatever gets you a fat check, right Mike???
KillerCroc357
KillerCroc357 - 7/23/2019, 3:44 AM
Now a Hellboy TV show and possibly the BPRD would be much more fitting to tell an extended story. I'd love to see that.
LadiesmanBumble
LadiesmanBumble - 7/23/2019, 4:31 AM
LadiesmanBumble
LadiesmanBumble - 7/23/2019, 4:34 AM
@LadiesmanBumble - I’m sick and tired of Hellboy rn. Give it a minimum of 5 years for everyone to forget the stench of this recent iteration and then we’ll see.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/23/2019, 4:46 AM
Yeah....don't expect to see Hellboy on film any time soon, Mike.
Spidernoir
Spidernoir - 7/23/2019, 5:03 AM
I would love, LOVE!! a TV show about the B.P.R.D (with big red as a recurring character or supporting character - but NOT as the main star..leave that spot for Ape, Liz and the others)
If they do choose to focus on Hellboy (again) then please set the show in the 1950’s... come to think of it didn’t Dark Horse Comic and Netflix agree on a first look deal??
Make it happen Netflix!!
Humperdink
Humperdink - 7/23/2019, 5:44 AM
@Spidernoir -

I would love, LOVE!! a TV show about the B.P.R.D (with big red as a recurring character or supporting character - but NOT as the main star


Best idea for a potential Hellboy series minus Hellboy. That's the one thing that could work for a Hellboy TV series right now because it's going to be pretty dead for a while right now.
Vocloz
Vocloz - 7/23/2019, 5:24 AM
Agree with the guy above, make him part of a BPRD show, not the lead. The BPRD comic has so many dope character, we could see Roger and Johann, stick big red on a team with em and Liz, and Abe.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 7/23/2019, 6:34 AM
Animation.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 7/23/2019, 8:22 AM
It's what I've been saying for a while. A TV series about Hellboy/B.P.R.D. seems like the best and most logical way to go. Like he said, the comics has fleshed out a lot of the Hellboy Universe and he continues to do so, right?

TBH I think Hellboy should be the main character OF IT since he's the eponymous main character of the franchise but the B.P.R.D and it's diverse cast of other supporting characters should be fleshed out as they work with Hellboy solve the paranormal cases.

I'm not sure if it should be live-action, if they find a way to do it then great but honestly I'd love if it was animation provided by Powerhouse Animation after what they have done with Castlevania and their upcoming Seis Manos show.

Just do it!

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