Whether you’re a horror fan or not, chances are you’ve heard of or watched the masked killer Jason Voorhees, viciously murder victims in the Friday the 13th flicks.
Movieweb previously reported that The CW Network had picked up the Friday the 13th TV series. And The Pretender creators, Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle even agreed to develop a pilot script for the horror series starring the supernatural slasher.
In addition, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Oasis Films, and Crystal Lake Entertainment signed on to develop the show, with special effects artists including Bill Basso (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) coming aboard to help write the script. The horror series was basically going to show Jason Voorhees in different time periods. The current plot centers on a detective who has been trying to find his missing brother. His sibling’s sudden disappearance is connected to the emergence of the masked killer. Many thought Jason finally died, but of course he’s back at it again with the murders at Crystal Lake.
But since then, not much has been revealed about the Friday the 13th series. And according Bloody-Disgusting, their source, Pizowell claims that The CW appears to have changed their minds about developing the show. Here’s what Pizowell said:
“So what happened? According to my source, the network didn’t jibe with the concept for the series. What was the concept? Apparently, that’s the problem. After months of development, there was still no real concept for the series, causing network execs to re-think bringing Friday the 13th (back) to the small screen.”
Sean S. Cunningham, who directed the original Friday the 13th film back in 1980, was set to executive produce the series along with Mitchell, Sickle, Emmett, Furla, and Marc Canton. Perhaps the show is being shopped to different networks. Once thing is for sure though, Paramount is actually planning a Friday the 13th film remake that is set for release on January 13, 2017.
Would you watch a Friday the 13th TV Series? Or would you prefer watching Paramount’s upcoming film reboot? Let us know!