Friday The 13th TV Series In Development
created 04/24/2014 - 1:49pm, updated 04/24/2014 - 1:50pm
It's learned that a Friday The 13th TV series is in development as a new hour long series based upon the characters and settings of of the movie is being planned.
Deadline reports that original Friday The 13th director Sean S. Cunningham is on board as executive producer with Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) on script duties.
It's said the new Friday The 13th TV series will be a re-imagining of Jason Voorhees set in multiple time periods.
The new series is described as "focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed."
“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,” Cunningham explained in a statement.
"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," added Robert Barsamian, president of Horror Inc. and also a producer on the project.
The report made no mention of the upcoming Friday The 13th reboot from Paramount, which has a March 13, 2015 release rumored to not include Jason and possibly be a found-footage film.