Happy Halloween indeed! This afternoon brings word that Peacock has given a straight to series order for Crystal Lake, a prequel series to Friday the 13th!
Thanks to a whole lot of convoluted rights issues, it’s been a LONG time since anything has been done with the iconic Friday the 13th franchise. So today brings something of a Halloween miracle in the form of a new TV series!
Peacock has given a straight to series order for Crystal Lake, a new series from A24 and Bryan Fuller that will serve as a prequel to the Friday the 13th series. Details on the story are being kept tightly underwraps, but I’m sure this means we’ll get to see Pamela Voorhees in all her homicidal glory as she terrorizes unsuspecting campers.
Bryan Fuller had this to say on the announcement: “I discovered Friday the 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old and I have been thinking about this story ever since. When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the camp grounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again.”
“Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history and we were dying to revisit this story with our upcoming drama series Crystal Lake,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, visionary creator who I’ve had the pleasure of being a longtime friend and collaborator, along with our incredible partners at A24, in this updated version for Peacock that will thrill long-standing fans of the franchise.”
This will certainly be one to keep an eye on!