Friday the 13th TV Series Happening at CW!!
Readers around my age will no doubt flashback to the late-1980s. early-1990s TV show, FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES. The most interesting thing about that series was that it had absolutely nothing to do with the FRIDAY THE 13TH film franchise. There was no Jason, no woods, and no slasher killings. But as fun and entertaining as that original series was, horror fans wanted Jason running around each week killing teenagers. Well, it looks like horror fans everywhere are going to get that wish fulfilled–even if it is fifteen years later.
Deadline.com has confirmed that the CW, the home to ARROW and THE FLASH, “is developing Friday The 13th, a drama series based on the long-running feature franchise.” Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, creators of the late-1990s series THE PRETENDER, are developing the script. Also from the Deadline article:
I hear that in the series reimagines the masked Jason with a stronger feel of grounded reality. Described as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, the potential Friday The 13th series is about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.
How badass would it be to work Jason into the worlds of ARROW and THE FLASH? Geekgasm!!!
More info on this as updates become available.