Way back when last August, we reported that the CW was developing a TV series based on Friday the 13th, but the project immediately vanished from sight without a trace.
A potential synopsis for the show was:
Reimagined as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, Friday the 13th is about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Voorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake. The masked Jason is being reimagined with a stronger feel of grounded reality.
However, we also heard rumors of the show potentially being a prequel (yawn). Apparently, that indecision has cost the show its life. According to Pizowell, a source close with the production has reported that after months of struggling to find a concept, the CW has decided to axe the show.
No official announcement has been made yet, but what with the studios jerking around the new movie, what chance did we possibly have for a serial TV show getting off the ground? And to be completely honest, neither of those ideas sounded particularly appealing in the first place. Audiences have been getting their slasher fix with shows like Scream Queens, Scream: The Series, and Chiller's Slasher, which proves that the format works well enough, but would Jason really be a good fit for the small screen? He's too basic and elemental for a long-running character arc.
At least we'll always have Friday the 13th: The Game, right? Right?