Friday the 13th is back!
Bryan Fuller has scored a straight-to-series order from Peacock for a prequel series set in the Friday the 13th universe. Titled Crystal Lake, the project comes from A24, with Fuller set to serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer.
Crystal Lake is the first Friday the 13th project to be officially announced following a lengthy legal battle that prevented any new installments in the franchise from happening. What legal battle do you ask? Well, Google it. Either way, everyone is apparently happy with the outcome because original screenwriter Victor Miller and original producer Rob Barsamian are both signed on as executive producers, meaning there is seemingly no bad blood between them anymore.
Here’s Fuller’s statement on Crystal Lake:
“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 camp grounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again.”
And here is the statement from Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, who must be ecstatic that Peacock is finally getting a newsworthy original show:
“Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history and we were dying to revisit this story with our upcoming drama series Crystal Lake. We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, visionary creator who I’ve had the pleasure of being a longtime friend and collaborator, along with our incredible partners at A24, in this updated version for Peacock that will thrill long-standing fans of the franchise.”
Deadline adds that Crystal Lake has seemingly opened the door for new films set in the franchise. Plot details for the upcoming series are being kept under wraps. We’ll keep you posted as more information gets announced.
Are you excited for Crystal Lake or does a Friday the 13th prequel series sound lame to you?