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A24 to produce 'Friday the 13th' prequel series, 'Crystal Lake'

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A24 to produce ‘Friday the 13th’ prequel series, ‘Crystal Lake’

The series will stream on Peacock.

Halloween may be over, but there’s still plenty of horrors to look forward to on the small screen.

Yesterday, Borys Kit of the Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed that Bryan Fuller (Star Trek: Discovery) will write, showrun, and executive produce a Friday the 13th prequel series entitled Crystal Lake. The series will stream on Peacock.

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According to Kit’s report, there were all sorts of copyright hoops that Fuller had to jump through to get the series off the ground. Some of them include:

  • “Friday the 13th” cannot be used in the title.
  • Jason Voorhees cannot be shown as an adult.
  • No hockey mask.
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Sometimes it feels like the whole world is working against you.

Luckily, Kit also hints at some possible behind-the-scenes negotiations that may allow those aspects to be explored if the series continues for a while.

In the meantime, it’s likely safe to assume that Crystal Lake will deal extensively with Jason Voorhees’ mother Pamela, who (SPOILER ALERT) was actually the killer in the first Friday the 13th film.

Read Bryan Fuller’s statement about the series below:

“I discovered Friday the 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old and I have been thinking about this story ever since. When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the campgrounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And [NBCUniversal’s] Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again.”

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