Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have announced that they will produce an hour long dramatic television series about the characters from ‘Friday the 13th’.
It focuses mainly on the story behind the first film.
“The series is 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.”
Sean S. Cunningham, the writer and director of the 1980 original, will be executive producer. He had this to say about the upcoming series:
“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.”
Robert Barsamian, producer of the films, will also co-produce the series. He is optimistic about the show bringing in a new audience:
“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.”
So what do you guys think? Is this going to be awesome, or another crappy reboot?