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More details on that Friday the 13th TV series begin to trickle in

Apr. 25, 2014by: Kevin Woods
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Yesterday brought us the exciting news that our favorite hockey mask-clad madman Jason Voorhees would be slashing his way to the small screen in a new hourlong television series based upon the characters and settings of FRIDAY THE 13th with the original film's director Sean S. Cunningham executive producing along with Randall Emmett & George Furla, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Steve B. Harris of Diversion3 Entertainment, and Ted Fox of Fox Entertainment. There wasn't much in terms of what the show would revolve around other than Deadline's report that the series “re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods” and that...

The series is contemporary, focusing 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.

The question of what was meant by the series re-imagining 'Jason in multiple time periods' had many scratching their heads, but before you start picturing a time-traveling Jason though, it sounds like the show will follow Jason Voorhees as a kid when he was at Camp Crystal Lake and then the citizens of the town when he returns years later.

The folks over at Fridaythe13thFranchise reached out to show co-creator Dan Farrands who was quick to dismiss any talk of a time-traveling Jason, sharing...

"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".

Focusing on the community that has to deal with the aftermath of Jason's killing spree while flashing back to past events in his life and exploring the Voorhees family origin could actually be a pretty promising format. Now the question is what will the writers cook up for the long-form storytelling approach to the series?

Before anyone thinks that there isn't enough mythology behind Jason and Pamela Voorhees to mine from, we need to remember that people early on were quick to dismiss two of the best shows on television right now: A&E's "Bates Motel" (focusing on the early years of PSYCHO's Norman Bates) and NBC's "Hannibal" (focusing on the relationship between FBI profiler Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter). I think a FRIDAY THE 13th series could be a lot of fun.

More on this new series as we hear it!

Extra Tidbit: Does a FRIDAY THE 13th television series intrigue you?

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2:26PM on 04/28/2014
Considering I would've swore blind Bates Motel and Hannibal would be steaming piles that just wouldn't work when they were first announced and now they're both 2 of the most unmissable shows on TV....I'm game to wait and see what they make of this.
Considering I would've swore blind Bates Motel and Hannibal would be steaming piles that just wouldn't work when they were first announced and now they're both 2 of the most unmissable shows on TV....I'm game to wait and see what they make of this.
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9:04PM on 04/27/2014
This does sound promising if done right. They could focus on a newcomer to the town near Crystal Lake, who hears rumors of the Voorhees family by the locals. Some locals are quick to dismiss the claims of what happened at the lake years ago, while others aren't afraid to spill the beans. Jason then shows up again and all hell breaks loose, while they try to figure out what is going on.
This does sound promising if done right. They could focus on a newcomer to the town near Crystal Lake, who hears rumors of the Voorhees family by the locals. Some locals are quick to dismiss the claims of what happened at the lake years ago, while others aren't afraid to spill the beans. Jason then shows up again and all hell breaks loose, while they try to figure out what is going on.
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1:21AM on 04/27/2014

sounds like..

what they are doing on Walking Dead, showing Past flashbacks and present story lines intertwined wtihin a single episode.
hey, that formula works great enough as long as the past flashbacks have new information to mine out that is relevant to the current episode,
what they are doing on Walking Dead, showing Past flashbacks and present story lines intertwined wtihin a single episode.
hey, that formula works great enough as long as the past flashbacks have new information to mine out that is relevant to the current episode,
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4:30PM on 04/25/2014
Sounds interesting however when I first read it I did picture Jason in Victorian garb with a top hat and a monocle over his hockey mask.
Sounds interesting however when I first read it I did picture Jason in Victorian garb with a top hat and a monocle over his hockey mask.
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9:06PM on 04/27/2014
LOL! Let's hope that NEVER happens!
LOL! Let's hope that NEVER happens!
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11:38AM on 04/25/2014
Ok, I'm intrested!
Ok, I'm intrested!
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