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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:46 am Reply with quote
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Deadline web site reports plans are now in motion to bring the mask-wearing murderous ways to the hourlong weekly TV series format. Bill Basso and Jordu Schell are working on the script now which is said to "re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods."

"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." This has nothing to with the series that was produced back in the late 1980s, though that one had no story connections to the film series.

Daniel Farrands – who's involved in the series – set out to clarify what Deadline's description meant. He told the FRIDAY THE 13TH The Film Franchise webite:

"We will be exploring the origins of the Voorhees family, namely Pamela and Jason Voorhees, but doing so in flashbacks to past events that will be running concurrently with present day storylines. There is absolutely no time traveling of any kind."

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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:53 pm Reply with quote
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Though Jason Voorhees will return to the big screen in a second FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot in the near future, we also know that the franchise is getting a small screen adaptation as well. Franchise producer Sean Cunningham recently shared a few details about what to expect and Cinema Blend has delivered a breakdown.

First up, the show will take place at the "real" Crystal Lake, with the show taking place in a town that inspired the films with its own series of violent murders. This 'meta' approach means we'll see how the movies have affected the town and its citizens. The murderer who inspired Jason will be seen throughout the series and be a "more serious backwoods inspired killer". Also, The CW has reportedly confirmed interest in picking the show up.

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:24 am Reply with quote
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The Deadline web site confirms that the new FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series has found a home at The CW, where it is being actively developed by THE PRETENDER creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle. Speaking with the former talent, Legion of Leia learned quite a bit about the shape the new FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series plans to take.

Unlike the late '80s television show that borrowed only a name from the slasher film franchise, the new FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series will have a direct tie to Jason Voorhees and Crystal Lake.

"I don't think we really wanted to do a show about a guy with a machete chasing girls in tube tops," Long Mitchell tells the outlet. "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."

It sounds like the new FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series will take place in a world where there was an actual FRIDAY THE 13TH film franchise. The films were simply inspired by actual events.

"What we're going to do is basically acknowledge that the people came to this town after these killings happened," Long Mitchell explains, "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."

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Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:48 pm Reply with quote
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Hope this wont happen.

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:06 am Reply with quote
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ast year came word that The CW network had picked up a new FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series which THE PRETENDER creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle would pen. That series would follow a detective who has been searching for his missing brother, a disappearance believed to tie into the re-emergence of Jason Voorhees,who was long thought to be dead but is know wreaking havoc once again in Crystal Lake.

Now a new report at Bloody-Disgusting claims The CW has halted plans to resurrect Jason Voorhees. They say the network wasn't onboard with that idea:

"So what happened? According to my source, the network didn't jibe with the concept for the series. What was the concept? Apparently, that's the problem. After months of development, there was still no real concept for the series, causing network execs to re-think bringing Friday the 13th (back) to the small screen."

Sean S. Cunningham, Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle, Randall Emmett, George Furla and Mark Canton were set to executive produce. The CW crafted several horror themed pilots this year including a reboot of the TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE franchise, but all of them didn't make the final cut to go to air this Fall. This doesn't impact the in the works film remake which is targeting a January 13th 2017 release.

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:08 am Reply with quote
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FRIDAY THE 13TH TV Series no more: Straight from their TCA presentation, The CW president Mark Pedowitz has revealed that the previously announced FRIDAY THE 13TH series are is longer in development.

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:17 am Reply with quote
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Happy that this wont happen!

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