The CW is getting its’ creative juices flowing! The US broadcasting company have announced alongside The Notebook adaptation, there will also be an adaptation of the classic horror franchise Friday The 13th. The project originated last year, when EFO Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment teamed up with original Friday The 13th director Sean S. Cunningham to develop a contemporary series that follows iconic killer Jason Voorhees throughout multiple time periods.
Deadline reports that a new pair of writers are on board, moving the show forward in development. Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1996 CBS show The Pretender, will develop the horror into a ‘more realistic’ and sophisticated horror/crime thriller. The series will follow a detective’s ongoing search for his missing brother in a case tied to Jason. Long Presumed dead, Jason returns to Crystal Lake once more.
There has been no further information about when we can hope to see this show on the small screen, however if your Friday The 13th hunger is not satisfied, there is also development with Paramount for a feature film reboot with David Bruckner to direct and Nick Antacosta attached to pen the script.