Friday the 13th might not be getting a movie, but there is a prequel series coming from writer Bryan Fuller on Peacock. The series, titled Crystal Lake comes from Fuller, A24, Marc Toberoff, Victor Miller, and Rob Barsamian. Series details are unknown at the moment and it’s not clear just how Jason Voorhees will be involved with this. Bryan Fuller had this to say about the series:
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. 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.
Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming had this to say:
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.
The legal battle between Sean S. Cunningham and VIctor Miller over the rights to the original film and its characters might shed some light as to what will and won’t appear in the series. The case, decided by a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saw Miller win the rights to the character that he created after a copyright termination battle. That case means that Miller is able to license a prequel series. So while, they might not be able to use the classic hockey mask version of Jason, they could still use the kid version of him.
We’ll have to see when we get more details about the series.
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