It looks like the stalker slasher serial killing Jason Voorhees is to slice and dice his way onto the small screen thanks to a television series from CW.
Head of CW Mark Pedowitz today confirmed reports that the channel was doing a ‘Friday The 13th’ series, which will be written by Steve Mitchell & Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1996 NBC series ‘The Pretender’.
The series is reportedly going to be a more realistic take on the story in which Jason murdered a group of teenage kids at Crystal Lake.
Described as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, the potential ‘Friday The 13th’ series is about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.
In addition to ‘Friday The 13th,’ the CW is developing a series based on movies ‘The Notebook’, ‘Little Women’ and ‘Frequency,’ as well as an adaptation of ‘Archie Comics’ Riverdale. “I’m a big believer in titles and franchises,” Pedowitz said at TCA today. “It makes them break out of the pack in some ways.”
Friday the 13th was packaged by Gersh.