Back in March, we reported on a rumor that Jason Voorhees may be invading the small-screen. At The CW’s TCA press day on Tuesday, network president Mark Pedowitz made it official by saying a Friday the 13th TV series is in the works, and the creators of NBC’s 1996 series The Pretender are writing the script.
Not to be confused with the odd ’80s series — that had absolutely no connection to the movies, whatsoever — this new Friday the 13th TV show is being described by Deadline as “a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller” that will follow “the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Voorhees, a long-thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.”
The new hour-long drama will be executive produced by Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the original 1980 film. There’s no word as of yet if the story from the upcoming movie reboot will affect the events that transpire on the small-screen, when this project gets ordered to series.