The CW Network is going to Camp Crystal Lake with the development of a TV series based on the summer camp horror franchise Friday the 13th.
According to Deadline, the series will reimagine Jason Voorhees “with a stronger feel of grounded reality.”
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.
Previous reports about the proposed plot for the series had it exploring Jason Voorhees and his “wacky family” in different time periods, but that appears to be abandoned. Hopefully, some flashback scenes to the days when Camp Crystal Lake was an operating camp are in order. I’ve always thought the franchise could do more with Jason when he was a camper.
The series adaptation – one of three movie adaptations currently in development for the network (The Notebook, Little Women and Frequency are the others – will be written by Steve Mitchell & Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1996 NBC series The Pretender.