It’s OFFICIAL, The CW have green lit a “Friday the 13th” series.
Unlike the late ’80s television show that borrowed only a name from the slasher film franchise, the new Friday the 13th series will have a direct tie to Jason Voorhees and Crystal Lake.
Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle whom are set to create the series had this to say.
I don’t think we really wanted to do a show about a guy with a machete chasing girls in tube tops. We couldn’t do that on a weekly basis… So what ends up happening is, a cop comes into town, looking for his brother. He realizes his brother was there searching into the past murders, and realizes that his personal story is tied into Jason’s personal story.
What we’re going to do is basically acknowledge that the people came to this town after these killings happened and they made all these movies. And now the town has a stigma. Our show is, ‘Here’s the true story. Here’s the real story of Jason.’ It’s been taken and exploited. So we have the young crowd who doesn’t know who he is except for what they’ve seen in the movies. The older crowd is afraid of him. We have a lot of people who have scars from him. The underlying thematic of the whole thing is that Jason is a monster in this town. He openly wears a mask. But everybody in this town wears a mask. Underneath those is the monster.
A premiere date is yet to be announced, but don’t worry, because there’s a new “Friday the 13th” series coming film set to premiere on May 16, 2016.