It’s been a long time coming, but A24 have seemingly achieved the impossible and are actively bringing Friday the 13th back from the dead.
Earlier last year it was announced the company will partner with streaming service Peacock to produce a serialised companion to the slasher series.
Bryan Fuller will produce and original Friday star Adrienne King will make her return to the screen in a supporting role.
It is through King that we get our most recent updates on the status of the project. Last week King posted to her Twitter and documented her first meeting with the series’ writing team and Fuller.
In the post King mentions through use of hashtags that the show is set to premiere in 2024, with both Peacock and A24 showing great confidence and issuing a straight to series order.
Entitled Crystal Lake, the series is said to explore the origins of franchise villain Jason Voorhees as well as the titular town and its infamous camp.
Exact details remain unknown, but the project is a welcome sight to fans, as everything Friday the 13th related has caused great controversy in recent years. The property has been at the centre of a protracted legal battle between director Sean S. Cunningham and writer Victor Miller, both vying for ownership of the series.
It is hoped that this television series will mark a resolution to the conflict and act as a new era for the franchise. We will stay on this topic and report any further developments.