Another ‘Friday the 13th’ TV Series in Development, This Time at The CW
Jason Voorhees’ Friday the 13th future has proven a bit difficult to hack through, between multiple reboots of style and story, and even a Crystal Lake Chronicles TV series in development. Things may have been cleared on the TV side at least, as The CW is apparently developing a more straight-forward adaptation of Friday the 13th.
According to CW boss Mark Pedowitz, the network is inching forward on a new drama written by The Pretender scribes Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, replacing a past project which would have seen Jason in multiple time periods. Details on the new series are few and far between, though a new Friday the 13th adaptation would reportedly focus on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake confronting the return of the killer, as new secrets about his family come to light.
Deadline also notes of the new developments that “the masked Jason is being reimagined with a stronger feel of grounded reality.”
It remains to be seen if a TV arm would have any connection to the still-gestating cinematic franchise, which last hired writers back in March, but could a Friday the 13th TV series breathe new life into Jason Voorhees?