The CW has expressed interest in the Friday The 13th TV series, which has been in development for some time. A reader of the Friday The 13th: The Franchise website attended this weekend’s Monster Mania convention in New Jersey and scooped some interesting details from the creator himself:
Sean Cunningham confirmed interest from the CW in regards to pickup for the tv show. According to him, the basic premise focuses on the REAL city of Crystal Lake, and the effect that the serialized films had on its real life counterpart. This allows them to reimagine Jason in a more grounded reality, as the films would be based off the real life killings that tool place at the Camp. (ie, both the Hockey Masked Jason and a more serious backwoods inspired killer will be making appearances throughout).
What the scooper describes is entirely different from Friday the 13th: The Series, which had nothing to do with the movies and aired for three strange seasons in the late 1980s. Hell, if Freddy Krueger can have his own TV show, isn’t it time we gave one to Jason Voorhees?
(Source: Friday The 13th: The Franchise)