New Friday the 13th series is headed to television
Put on your reboots because one of most popular camp-classic horror franchises of all time, is coming to the small screen. Fans of Jason Voorhees will get to see the series reborn as a television show, based directly on the Friday the 13th films. Behind the new project are Emmett Films, Furla Films and Oasis Films, joining Crystal Lake Entertainment, all with the goal of creating an hour-long drama series.
The show will feature murders at Camp Crystal Lake, the most famous Crystal Lake in horror films, but the show will also branch-out from the content shown in the film-series. Bill Basso and Jordu Schell are writing the script according to Deadline and it will feature time-periods, with flashbacks and other story-telling devices, so that fans can explore Jason and his family.
The series itself will reportedly follow the same patterns as other thriller-films have in the past, when they hit the small screen. New series like Hannibal, Bates Motel or Sleepy Hollow, are all possible tracks that the series could take.
Original director, Sean Cunningham stated, “Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide.” Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, a producer on the show said, “Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we’re confident will not only excite existing fans of Friday The 13th but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake.”
The studios will release more information as it gets further along in production.