News News TV | Written by Laura Potier 02/11/2022

FRIDAY THE 13TH Prequel Gets Straight-To-Series Order

Bryan Fuller has received a straight-to-series order from Peacock for a Friday the 13th prequel series, titled Crystal Lake! The horror project hails from A24.

Star Trek: Discovery co-creator Fuller has been developing a Friday the 13th project, originally conceived as a feature film, since 2013. He will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer.

Victor Miller, who wrote the original 1980 screenplay, copyright lawyer Marc Toberoff, and Friday the 13th producer Rob Barsamian are executive producing, after a long legal battle over Miller's claim to the franchise was resolved in his favour.

The original Friday the 13th movie, which starred Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Laurie Bartram and Kevin Bacon, follows a group of teenage summer camp counsellors who are murdered. Palmer plays Mrs. Vorhees who initially killed two counsellors at Camp Crystal Lake in 1959 after her son, Jason Vorhees, supposedly drowned. She then went on another murder spree in 1979 when a group tries to reopen the summer camp. Jason returns at the end of the film to attempt to murder Alice (King) after she killed his mother. Details of the plot for Crystal Lake are being kept under wraps.

Bryan Fuller writes: “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.”