Jason Voorhees to Slash Through Different Time Periods in New Friday the 13th Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.24.2014
A new series is on the way...
Friday the 13th is heading back to the small screen. No, the original 1980s series about cursed objects is sadly not coming back; instead, Deadline reports that Crystal Lake Entertainment and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films have landed a deal to bring Jason Voorhees himself to the small screen in his own television series. The series includes franchise creator Sean S. Cunningham (who directed the first film) as an executive producer, with Bill Basso and Jordu Schell writing the script and Roy Knyrim doing make-up effects.
The plan is to follow Jason in a storyline that "re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods." If it brings UberJason from Jason X back, there may be some hope to this after all. Maybe he's one of the Horsemen from Sleepy Hollow for crossover tie-ins; after all, Fox Entertainment's Ted Fox is on the list of executive producers. (Not that this doesn't mean Fox has picked it up or is even considering doing so; many production companies make shows that end up on other networks.) I'm kidding about that, but the point is that you're either going to have to go all the way into Goofyville on a story this strange-sounding or you're going to be doomed.
Cunningham told the site, "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."
Whether this will tie into the rebooted franchise that continues with a release next year or not isn't known.