Like any good horror-movie killer, Jason Voorhies isn’t really dead — he’s just been waiting for his next big comeback.
It appears that moment has arrived, as Deadline reports a Friday the 13th television series is in development through Crystal Lake Entertainment and EFO Films. Bill Basso and Jordu Schell have been hired to write a story that reimagines the hockey mask-wearing Jason “in multiple time periods.”
“Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide,” explained executive producer Sean S. Cunningham, director of the original Friday the 13th.
“Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we’re confident will not only excite existing fans of Friday the 13th but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake,” added Horror Inc. President Robert Barsamian, also a producer on the project.
There’s no word on when or where the Friday the 13th series will air.