A bloody good time may be expected from Peacock’s new series. Crystal Lake, a new horror series from A24 and writer/showrunner/executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, is a prequel to the Friday the 13th film series.
Accordingly, the NBCUniversal streamer made the announcement on October 31st, although information regarding the new show is still being kept under wraps.
As the title suggests, however, the show will delve deeper into the sinister past of Camp Crystal Lake and, maybe, the life of the mask-wearing killer known only as Jason Voorhees.
Fuller has been a fan of the original slasher film for a long time. He expressed his enthusiasm for the project in a press release, saying, “When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope, and I’m happy to be exploring the campgrounds of Crystal Lake under their banner.”
Rovner stated in a statement, “We were yearning to explore this subject with our new drama series Crystal Lake” since “Friday the 13th is one of the most legendary horror franchises in movie history.”
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Her further comments were as follows: “We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, visionary creator who I’ve had the pleasure of being a long-time friend and collaborator, along with our incredible partners at A24, in this updated version for Peacock that will thrill long-standing fans of the franchise.”
In addition to A24 and Fuller, executive producers Marc Toberoff, Victor Miller, and Rob Barsamian will be involved. If you want to know the latest about Peacock’s Crystal Lake, be sure to tune in to E! News. (NBCUniversal owns both E! and Peacock.)
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The Friday the 13th franchise has been mired in a drawn-out legal dispute for the past 13 years since the release of the final film in the series.
AT LAST, the time of waiting is nearly over…
Today, the shocking news was released by Variety that Peacock has commissioned the Friday the 13th prequel series “Crystal Lake,” written by Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”).
The most unbelievable aspect of this breaking news? A24 is producing the show.
Crystal Lake, an “extended prequel” to the original Friday the 13th franchise, has been given a straight-to-series order by Peacock.
According to Variety, “Bryan Fuller, who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer, will pen the scripts for the series.”
The series’ original screenwriter, Victor Miller, will serve as an executive producer alongside Marc Toberoff, Rob Barsamian, and A24.
Susan Rovner, chief of entertainment content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, stated, “We were dying to revisit this subject with our new drama series ‘Crystal Lake.'” “Friday the 13th” is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history.
Together with our incredible partners at A24, we’re working on an updated version of the Peacock franchise that will thrill longstanding fans. We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, imaginative creator with who I’ve had the pleasure of being a longtime friend and collaborator.
According to Fuller, “Friday the 13th” first caught his attention when he was ten years old while reading Famous Monsters magazine.
“A24 sets the bar and pushes the envelope when it comes to horror, and I’m ecstatic to be venturing into the Crystal Lake campgrounds under their banner.” Plus, Susan Rovner is unparalleled in her field.
Working with her again is an honor and a delight. To review, Sean Cunningham, the film’s director, and Victor Miller, its writer, have been at odds over who should own the franchise’s intellectual property.
A judge determined in 2018 that Victor Miller was the rightful owner of the Friday the 13th screenplay in the United States, and Cunningham has not been able to dispute this ruling.
The adult Jason Voorhees, who is presented in later sequels, is Cunningham’s property, which is why the Peacock series is adopting a prequel strategy.
That is to say, Fuller and the group can build off of what happened in the first Friday the 13th film, even down to using the same Crystal Lake setting and reusing Mrs. Voorhees.
Keep up to date as we add additional information.