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'Friday The 13th' Being Developed For Hourlong Series

Reported by Outsiders - 2014.04.25

The Friday The 13th movies are finally becoming a horror series after Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have set a deal to produce a new series based upon the characters and settings of the movies.

Bill Basso and Jordu Schell have been set to script a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods. Roy Knyrim of SOTA FX will coordinate the special make-up effects for the series. 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.

"Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide," explained Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original. Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian: "Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we’re confident will not only excite existing fans of Friday The 13th but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake."

Source: Deadline

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