Deadline reports that the Crystal Lake slasher will be making the move to television with hour-long episodes.
They report that the new series will be “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.”
Friday The 13th creator Sean S. Cunningham stated “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.” The script comes from Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar).
This doesn’t seem to conflict with the recently announced Friday The 13th reboot, directed by David Bruckner.
Jason has, of course, missed TV stardom with 1987’s Friday The 13th: The Series, which used the film’s title but not its star.