Deadline has reported today that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment will be producing an hour long dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of Friday The 13th.
Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, is on board as executive producer and Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) will write the script that will be “a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods.”
“The series is contemporary, 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.”
Roy Knyrim (Gods and Monsters) of SOTA FX will coordinate the special make-up effects for the series.
This is what Cunningham said about the series: “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.”
Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, who produced the features said this: “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.”
More on this as it comes.