Early Details of the ‘Friday The 13th’ TV Adaptation

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The CW is intending to adapt the “Friday The 13th” movie franchise into a television series, according to a report from Uproxx. This has been rumored for quite some time now, and it looks like the small screen project is pushing forward with Sean Cunningham, the director and producer of the original film, running the whole thing. Here’s what the details are for the TV show so far:

1. The setting will take place in an actual Crystal Lake town. In the movies, this was a fictional place that was inspired from an actual location and it looks like the television show will take place in the said real town. Additionally, it will chart how the movies had its effect on the locals. The approach is obviously quite meta and unlike any other “Friday The 13th” story you’ve seen before.

2. There will be other murderers, Jason isn’t the only one terrorizing the community. In fact, in the TV series, Jason will be a “fictional” character. But the killers will be inspired by his misdeeds. The director describes this person as a “more serious backwoods inspired killer” and the hockey mask may or may not figure into the costumes at all.

3. Because The CW is in the process of re-branding itself, this show may become a good fit for the line-up the network has been scheduling of late. The CW has plans of adapting a new version of “Tales from the Darkside” already, and all these should fit nicely with new programs like “iZombie,” which has started its run just last week, “Cheerleader Death Squad,”  and “The Messenger.” The last two shows are scheduled to debut next season.

So, what do you think of this “Friday the 13th” TV adaptation? Are you liking the idea of it veering away from the movie’s storyline?

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