Bryan Fuller has received a direct-to-series order from the Peacock for the original series set in the Friday the 13th planet. From the A24.
The move follows a fascinating legal battle between the team behind the original horror film.
The Crystal Lake from Star Trek: Discovery Bryan Fuller is the co-creator, who developed it Friday the 13th project, initially as a feature film, since 2013. He serves as writer, director, and executive producer.
A24 is the studio, Victor Miller, who wrote the original 1980 film, Marc Toberoff, Miller’s copyright attorney, and Rob Barsamian, who produced the original film, will produce.
It is worth remembering that Mrs. Vorhees is the killer at the camp, and is actually Drew Barrymore’s character in the original script. Shout out The movie is a great idea to understand.
The original Friday the 13th The film, starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Laurie Bartram and Kevin Bacon, follows a group of young military counselors who are murdered at summer camp.
Mrs. Palmer’s work Vorhees who killed two counselors in 1959 at Camp Crystal Lake after allegedly drowning his son, Jason, before going on the killing spree in 1979 during an attempted a group to open the camp. Jason eventually turns to trying to kill King’s Alice after killing his murderous mother.
Directed by Sean Cunningham.
The legal case, which was decided by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals and which you can read here, saw Miller’s rights to the image he created after a copyright termination battle. The producers of the first film – Horror Inc., which includes Barsamian, argued that Miller’s work was paid work but the judge ruled that it was not.
The case means that Miller can license an existing series. The fact that Barsamian is one of the executive producers alongside Miller means that the deal is already done between the parties. This means there are no longer any question marks about what can and cannot happen in the series, as it relates to the next films in the franchise. Jason’s famous hockey face, for example, did not appear Friday the 13th: Part IIImay contribute to the project by working between the organizational producers.
Sources say that this will open the door for future films in the franchise.
The Crystal Lake is not the first television series based on the classic horror franchise. Friday the 13th: The Series aired three times in 1987 and 1990 by Frank Mancuso Jr. and Larry B. Williams. The series, which followed two owners of a cursed antiques store, did not feature Jason or any characters from the films.
Deadline also announced in 2014 that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Cunningham’s Crystal Lake Entertainment were developing a series with Cunningham exec producing. Mana Mark Canton and Barsamian are producing, but that project has yet to materialize.
All details about the location of the series are being kept under wraps.
Bryan Fuller said, “I found it Friday the 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10, and I’ve thought about this story ever since. When it comes to awesomeness, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope, and I’m happy to check out Crystal Lake Campgrounds under their banner. And Susan Rovner is the best at what she does. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with him again.”
“Friday the 13th It’s one of the most iconic horror franchises in film history and we’re dying to revisit this story with our Crystal Lake drama series,” said Susan Rovner, President, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We can’t wait to work with Bryan Fuller, a talented and visionary producer, who I’ve had the pleasure of becoming a longtime friend and partner with, along with our great friends at A24, on this updated version. for Peacock will inspire longtime fans of the franchise.”