The Friday the 13th franchise is heading to television, and here are the first details of the upcoming show.
As Robert Englund’s Freddy Kruger said to Jason Voorhees in Freddy Vs. Jason – “why won’t you die?”. The same sentiments could be applied to the long running franchise itself, as the news is confirmed not of a new film (plans for a new movie have turned into a bit of a saga in their own right), but of a television series.
Set to be a prequel to the 1980 film, the plot details are being kept under wraps so it is unclear if it will focus on original killer Pamela Voorhees or introduce a new backstory for hulking, hockey mask-wearing killer Jason.
Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller will act as lead writer and showrunner. The news comes as Fuller’s feature film directorial debut, Dust Bunny is also confirmed, starring Mads Mikkelsen. According to Deadline, the film will “follows an eight-year-old girl who enlists the help of her intriguing neighbour to kill the monster under her bed that she believes ate her family”.
Friday The 13th will be released via the Peacock streaming service next year, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
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