This could be great news… it could also be terrible news. The truth is, we won’t know until we see it.
Tonight we’re learning that the CW is working on bringing television viewers and Camp Crystal Lake together once more.
The CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that the network is developing Friday the 13th, a drama series based on the long-running feature franchise we’ve all come to love. The series adaptation will be written by Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1996 NBC series “The Pretender,” through CBS TV Studios.
“They are new in development,” Pedowitz said. Friday the 13th, the new project originated last year when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment closed a deal to produce a new hour long series based upon the characters and settings of the franchise with Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, executive producing along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett and George Furla plus Mark Canton, among others.
According to Dread Central the idea had been to do a contemporary series 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. The masked Jason is being re-imagined with a stronger feel of grounded reality. Since the franchise was launched with 1980’s Friday the 13th, there have been 13 movies, most recently the Friday the 13th remake in 2009 directed by Marcus Nispel.
So, what’s your take on this radical news? Are you prepared to see Jason (and family) return to the small screen? Can the CW do the legendary brand justice? We’ll have our answers soon!
Stay tuned, we’ll bring you more info as it rolls in!