After over 30 years of scaring up audiences everywhere, Jason Voorhees is coming to the small screen and is going to be making his television series debut in the very near future. According to a report from Deadline, a Friday the 13th television series in in development and will feature weekly hourlong episodes based on characters from the films.
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have set a deal to produce a new hourlong dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of Friday The 13th. Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, will be executive producer along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett & George Furla, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Steve B. Harris of Diversion3 Entertainment, and Ted Fox of Fox Entertainment. Also producing is Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, who produced the features.
Not much else is known about the series but it’s sounding like it could get picked up by Fox given the background of the producers involved.
Still, a Friday the 13th television series is a lucrative property to have and it’s not hard to see cable networks trying to get in on the fun. No premiere date for a pilot has been announced either but casting for the series is likely to get underway in the near future.