With word recently coming down about one slasher icon ready to get another reboot on the silver screen, it looks like another is going to be headed to the smaller one.
According to Deadline, a new series based on the Friday the 13th film series featuring undead serial killer Jason Voorhees is in the works at the CW. Network head Mark Pedowitz confirmed the presence of the project recently at the Television Critics’ Association press tour, with the show being described as,
…[A] series [that] 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.
The original Friday the 13th film series originated in 1980, and revolved around actress Betsy Palmer’s Pamela Voorhees character, taking revenge on “deviant” counselors at Camp Crytal Lake for allowing her son, Jason, to drown. It wasn’t until 1981’s Friday the 13th Part 2 that Jason himself became the focus of the series,but didn’t gain his signature hockey mask until the next year’s Friday the 13th Part III. Jason would go on to feature in a total of ten solo films before facing off against Freddy Krueger in 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason. Following that, the series was rebooted in 2009 with a new film simply titled Friday the 13th, but that film was not considered successful enough to warrant a direct sequel.
Last year, there was talk of a different “Friday the 13th” television project taking root elsewhere, but nothing ultimately came of that project. Since this is said to be in active development for the CW, it may only be a matter of time before Jason stalks Camp Crystal Lake once again. For more on the project as it takes shape, keep watching GeekNation!
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