Jason is coming to terrorize your living room.
According to Deadline.com, Jason Voorhees the monster in “Friday the 13th” is being scripted to an hour long television series.
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainmenthave set a deal to produce a new hourlong dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of Friday The 13th. Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, will be executive producer along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett & George Furla, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Steve B. Harris of Diversion3 Entertainment, and Ted Fox of Fox Entertainment. Also producing is Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, who produced the features.
The new television series will include all of the principal characters from the original Friday The 13th. The original director Sean S. Cunningham will executive produce the project with the help of Bill Basso from Terminator and Jordu Schell from Avatar working as writers in the production.
The original movie was set in a summer camp closed due to the drowning of an unattended kid. Counselors tried reopning the place but they later discovered that was a big mistake. It is reported that the new series will focus on the characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront Jason as new secrets are revealed about the family. 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,” explained Cunningham.
“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,” said Barsamian.
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