Friday the 13th: The Series…Again

By Drax Largo on April 24th, 2014

Friday the 13th is going to be a TV series again (sigh). Deadline reports that, unlike the late ’80s series that borrowed the name only from the slasher series the new show will follow Jason Voorhees and his family, revamping the hockey-masked killer in a variety of eras.

Bill Basso and Jordu Schell are attached to script.

“Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre,” says Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the original film and executive producer on the new series, “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.”

“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,” adds producer Robert Barsamian.

The new series is being developed concurrently with the forthcoming 13th installment in the big screen franchise, set to hit theaters Friday, March 13, 2015. It’s still too early to tell if the two projects will be tied together in any way, shape, or form.

Executive producers include Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Randall Emmett and George Furla, Atmoshphere Entertainment’s Mark Canton, Diversion3 Entertainment’s Steve B. Harris and Fox Entertainment’s Ted Fox.