It was announced today that there’s been a deal to produce “a new hourlong dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of Friday The 13th,” according to Deadline.
The screenwriters of Terminator and Avatar are scripting “a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods.”
“Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide,” explains Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original and will executive produce this version.
Said co-producer Robert Barsamian: “Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we’re confident will not only excite existing fans of Friday The 13th but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake.
“The series is contemporary, focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed.”
So I’m basically seeing Bates Motel, but with Jason and HIS momma, instead of Norman and his, but… OK. Hopefully it will be on the CW and young Jason will be REALLY HOT and have all sorts of HOMOEROTIC TENSION with his best bud. I see Ansel Elgort as Austin and Austin Butler as his best friend, Skip. And Mrs Voorhees will be played by Marcia Cross, of course. Omg, it’s going to BRILLIANT!
(via Bloody Disgusting)