Jason Voorhees fans will be pleased to hear that the infamous serial killer is set to star in his own TV series. The brutal killing machine made famous by the popular cult horror franchise “Friday the 13th” will be brought to life in an hour-long series. Horror geeks have much to look forward to with a movie reboot also making its way to the big screen, set to be release on March 13, 2015.
Helmer of the original 1980’s film, Sean S. Cunningham, will executive produce the series. He mentioned that we can expect a very exciting story:
“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,”
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Cunningham will executive produce 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. Bill Basso (“Terminator”) and Jordu Schell (“Avatar”) are hired to pen script. Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian is also expected to reprise his role as producer, he was a producer on the previous films released.
Barsamian mentions that the new take on the popular horror franchise will attract new fans:
“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 storyline will be set in multiple time periods which will probably explore the origins of the monstrous killer. There is no mention of possible actors to star in upcoming slasher TV series, and no network has been announced to air the new show.
’Friday the 13th’ tells the story of a deformed boy named Jason Voorhees who drowned at Camp Crystal Lake whilst trying to escape a group of bullies. The counselors were supposed to be watching the children but they were busy fornicating in the woods. Voorhees’ body was never found and haunted Camp Crystal Lake ever since.