Crystal Lake showrunner Bryan Fuller had a meeting with Friday the 13th legend Tom Savini

Bryan Fuller, showrunner of the Friday the 13th TV series Crystal Lake, had a meeting with FX legend Tom Savini

Friday the 13th TV series called Crystal Lake is coming our way from Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller, Friday the 13th franchise rights holders Victor Miller and Rob Barsamian (plus Miller’s lawyer Marc Toberoff), A24, and the Peacock streaming service. Friday the 13th (watch it HERE) heroine Adrienne King, whose character Alice Hardy didn’t last very long into Friday the 13th Part 2 (watch that one HERE), is going to have a recurring role on the show, and last week she posted that she recently had a meeting with Fuller about what he and the writing team (including Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson) are cooking up. Now, Fuller has revealed that he has also had a meeting with special effects legend Tom Savini, who provided the makeup effects and bloodshed for both Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (you can watch it at THIS LINK). Fuller didn’t say whether or not Savini is going to have any involvement with Crystal Lake, but it’s interesting that he’s meeting with the man who created the look of Jason Voorhees.

Here’s the picture of Fuller and Savini together:

Fuller has previously said that he had mapped out three seasons of Crystal Lake. (And apparently he has cracked season 4 as well since he said that.) Peacock faces a financial penalty if they don’t at least let the show run for two seasons. Fuller has described the show as a “pre-remake-quel” and said that they can use any elements they want from the entire Friday the 13th franchise. The plan is that we will see “many familiar manifestations of Jason” throughout the series. “The series is covering the life and times of these two characters (presumably he’s referring to Pamela and Jason there)”. There’s also going to be two scores to choose from: “a modern one and a classic Harry Manfredini one.”

Fridaythe13thFranchise adds that “There will be a lot of news announced for the Crystal Lake show in the next few months, with big surprises coming for actors involved as well as who will be portraying certain characters“.

In addition to his work on the original Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Savini also designed kills for the recent Friday the 13th: The Game. Would you like to see him have some involvement with Crystal Lake? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

Bryan Fuller, showrunner of the Friday the 13th TV series Crystal Lake, had a meeting with FX legend Tom Savini

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