Deadline is confirming that a new Friday the 13th series backed by A24 is headed to Peacock. The series has been ordered, but details on when it will hit the streamer aren’t available.
What we do know is that the series will be called Crystal Lake and be a prequel to the franchise.
Bryan Fuller will write, produce and be the series showrunner. Fuller has been trying to reboot Friday the 13th since 2013, but the IP rights have been tied up in court as original creator Victor Miller and Rob Barsamian fought each other for the copyright. Miller won, but there are still some murky details about using Jason’s infamous hockey mask and who can profit from international sales. Being that Peacock is only available in the U.S., it might be a workaround for overseas distribution concerns.
But Miller and Barsamian will executive produce this new series together which means there must have been some armistice between the two creators.
Those who know the franchise are aware that Jason only appears in the first film’s stinger, and that Mrs. Voorhees is revealed to be the actual Camp Crystal Lake killer.
“I discovered Friday the 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old and I have been thinking about this story ever since,” said Fuller. “When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the camp grounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again.”
“Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history and we were dying to revisit this story with our upcoming drama series Crystal Lake,” contends Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, visionary creator who I’ve had the pleasure of being a longtime friend and collaborator, along with our incredible partners at A24, in this updated version for Peacock that will thrill long-standing fans of the franchise.”
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