Probably the most well-known slasher franchises round is coming again, however with out its iconic killer. Friday the thirteenth is getting a prequel sequence at Peacock, which will probably be written and showrun by Bryan Fuller, known as Crystal Lake.
The sequence will happen in some unspecified time in the future earlier than the primary film, however received’t characteristic Jason or his trademark hockey masks because of the continuing authorized battle over the franchise. Basically, because of some unusual contracts, and some very protracted courtroom battles, the rights to the sequence are break up between two separate individuals, one who owns the primary film, and one other who owns the sequels.
However, as Scream’s Ghostface needs us to recollect, Jason wasn’t the killer within the first film — his mother was. So whereas we might actually get a Mrs. Voorhees within the prequel sequence, don’t anticipate Jason himself to be displaying up or doing any killing. That being mentioned, the thought of a summer time camp that’s continuously stalked by killers of 1
Voorhees selection or one other remains to be most likely fairly fertile floor for a horror sequence.
Friday the thirteenth is way from the primary slasher sequence to get its personal spinoff sequence, too. Within the early 2010s, there have been additionally spinoff and prequel sequence for Scream, Psycho, and even Bryan Fuller’s personal Hannibal. Maybe much more surprisingly, the sequence themselves ranged principally from good to nice, which a minimum of makes this new undertaking thrilling. In reality, there was even one other Friday the thirteenth present, known as Friday the thirteenth: The Sequence, which aired within the late ’80s and has been roughly forgotten since.
Fuller is a tv veteran creating a number of reveals over the past 20 years together with Useless Like Me, Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods, and the aforementioned Hannibal. Additionally behind Crystal Lake will probably be A24, which whereas identified for motion pictures can also be the studio behind HBO’s Euphoria. There’s no phrase but on when Crystal Lake would possibly come out, nevertheless it’s possible greater than a yr away.