Jason Voorhees is not just getting a new movie, the 13th in the lucrative Friday the 13th series, but he’s also set to terrorize the small screen now as well.
Deadline reports plans are now in motion to bring his 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.” Not entirely clear what that means. Perhaps each season will take place over one time period? But it will also be contemporary, and will be focused on:
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.
Eclectic? Wacky? Not the words I was expecting, but Jason purists worried about what new directions this might take, rest assured, the original film’s director Sean S. Cunningham will be an executive producer on the series, hopefully to make sure it doesn’t go too far off track.
No word on when this might see the light of day, and it sounds like it won’t have anything to do with the new film, which may be filmed in found footage format and may be directed by V/H/S/’s David Bruckner.