There once was a Friday the 13th TV show, but it had nothing to do with Jason Voorhees or Camp Crystal Lake. In it a hottie named Robey (and some dudes) hunted down cursed artifacts that had been sold by an antique shop; the title was deemed usable, but nothing else from the films made their way into the long-ago show.
Now Friday the 13th is coming back to television... and it's bringing Jason with it. Sean Cunningham, director of the original film, is apparently emboldened by the success of Hannibal and Bates Motel and has decided to bring the hockey-masked killer to the small screen.
How the hell do you make a TV series about Jason Voorhees? The details are sketchy. It'll be "a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods." So a flashback structure? It'll also focus heavily on the town of Crystal Lake:
"The series is contemporary, focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed."
So one part soap opera, one part undead serial killer. Like everything on the CW, in other words.
How does this work with Paramount rebooting the series again, this time as a found footage feature? What if this TV show is a better Jason Voorhees story than the movie? How weird is it that Jason's getting a weekly series?
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