FRIDAY THE 13TH is getting a TV series

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You can’t keep a good homicidal maniac down, and you certainly can’t keep one Jason Vorhees from making Camp Crystal Lake an advert for the worst summer camp to ever send horny teenagers to. Actually, that’s a rather good idea. Great work Jason!

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And while a new Friday the 13th flick may be some time away, it looks like Jason will be visiting your TV screen soon enough. The CW has confirmed that Friday The 13th will be seen on smaller screens, with a script from The Pretender writers Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle.

Reportedly, this series will have a more heightened sense of reality, as it details Jason’s latest homicidal killing spree. Described as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, Friday The 13th would also revolve around a detective searching for his missing brother, that is somehow tied to Vorhees. Or at least to whatever is left of the brother on Vorhees’s infamous machete.

I kinda dig this idea. Jason has always worked best as a murderous shadow, and most likely could not carry an entire series on his shoulders alone. The last time Jason was seen with a harder, more realistic edge was in Marcus Nispel’s underrated remake in 2009.

But this could be the kind of machete fix that I crave, until the next proper film arrives.

Last Updated: August 12, 2015

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