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MORE DETAILS EMERGE ON PEACOCK’S “ABANDONED” “CRYSTAL LAKE” SERIES

Posted on: June 30th, 2024

Things are not looking good for A24’s Friday the 13th television adaption Crystal Lake…

Although Peacock are sticking by their claims to “press ahead” with the show, more details have emerged on how and why showrunner Bryan Fuller left the project.

Furthermore, we’ve gotten a deeper look into what we could’ve seen, had Crystal Lake made it before the cameras.

Described as an “extended prequel,” a reliable source reports Charlize Theron was being “keenly eyed” for the role of Pamela Voorhees.

Scripts for the first two episodes were complete, including one from Scream creator Kevin Williamson. Described as a “45-minute chase scene,” Williamson’s script is said to have featured carnage atop a frozen Crystal Lake.

Said to be budgeted at $10 million an episode, the 8-episode series would’ve totalled $80 million when all was said and done. This allegedly panicked “inexperienced” production staff, and showrunner Bryan Fuller was subsequently fired from the project.

The official reason for Fuller’s leaving was his desire to avoid being “spread too thin,” as he concentrated on his directorial debut. However, these reliable sources fly directly in the face of that statement.

Although A24 and Peacock are sticking by the show, claiming to be “retooling” the project, the situation is looking rather dire. Channel Zero and Chucky showrunner Nick Antosca is reportedly in the mix to replace Fuller, but it’s an undesirable situation to come aboard.

Would you liked to have seen Charlize Theron as this generation’s Pamela Voorhees? Could it still happen? We’ll keep an eye out for any further nuggets of info.

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