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KEVIN WILLIAMSON SHARES ABANDONED PLANS FOR “CRYSTAL LAKE” FOLLOWING BRYAN FULLER EXIT

Posted on: May 24th, 2024

More news continues to emerge on A24 and Peacock’s proposed Friday the 13th television adaption, following the exit of showrunner Bryan Fuller.

Fuller exited the show earlier this month, amid rumours that both companies were set to “pull the plug” on the project.

Whilst sources close to the production have claimed this is untrue and the show is still happening, Fuller’s exit has worried fans. According to Fuller, he left due to “circumstances beyond my control,” claiming the higher-ups wanted to take things in a different direction.

Now, Scream creator Kevin Williamson has offered up his feelings on the status of Crystal Lake, as well as providing some enticing plot details that have now allegedly been nixed. Replying to Fuller’s statement on X, Williamson dropped quite a few titbits on what the show originally had in store, including an episode he penned himself.

“Bummin’ hard, so sorry I won’t be a part of what would have been an epic Bryan Fuller show. Your pilot was so beautifully realized. A gorgeous portrait of a mother unravelling in her grief. Not to mention bloody horrific! I was so looking forward to our hour long chase episode!”

Williamson’s details appear to confirm what was long suspected, that Crystal Lake would’ve been at least part-prequel, and would have featured Pamela Voorhees. Furthermore, it’s likely we would’ve seen her in the direct aftermath of her son’s death, something missing from the original Friday the 13th.

The “hour-long chase episode” Williamson speaks of not happening is what has disappointed fans the most. However, it remains unclear whether the villain behind this chase would’ve been Jason or his mother.

Regardless, it sounds like we’ll miss out on some intriguing stuff. The status of the show remains a mystery at present, and only furthers the belief that the Friday the 13th franchise seems dogged by bad luck.

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