Peacock to produce Friday the 13th prequel series

Peacock has order a Friday the 13th prequel series currently titled Crystal Lake Variety has learned.

Exact plot details are being kept under wraps, although it is described as an “expanded prequel.”

The show will be written by Bryan Fuller, who is also the showrunner and an executive producer. Victor Miller, who penned the original film in the franchise, will also executive produce along with Marc Toberoff, Rob Barsamian, and A24.

A24 will also serve as the studio behind the series.

Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said:

“Friday the 13th’ is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history and we were dying to revisit this story with our upcoming drama series ‘Crystal Lake’.

We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, visionary creator who I’ve had the pleasure of being a longtime 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.”

Fuller said:

“I discovered ‘Friday the 13th’ in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old and I have been thinking about this story ever since.

When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the camp grounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again.”

The original Friday the 13th was released in 1980. In that film, Jason is a child who drowns at Camp Crystal Lake. His death leads his mother Pamela to seek revenge against the counsellors she blamed for her son’s death. It grossed nearly $60 million against a reported budget of $550,000.

Since then, there have been eleven further films in the franchise.

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Friday the 13th coming to 4K UHD BluRay

Check out our interviews with Friday the 13th Alumni:

Victor Miller (Writer of Friday the 13th)

Harry Manfredini (Composer Friday the 13th)

Adrienne King (Friday the 13th)

Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th)

Robbi Morgan (Friday the 13th)

Thom Mathews (Friday the 13th Part VI)

Tim Mirkovich (Friday the 13th Part VIII)

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