Earlier this year it was reported that The CW was interested in picking up a Friday the 13th TV series. Well, now it’s official. Mark Pedowitz , president of the network, recently confirmed that they were developing the drama series, which is based on the classic horror film franchise.
According to Deadline , the series adaptation will be written by Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle , who are the creators of the 1996 NBC series The Pretender , a show I never watched.
The report says that the series “reimagines the masked Jason with a stronger feel of grounded reality. Described as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, the potential Friday The 13th series is about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Voorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.” The storyline will also re-imagine Jason in multiple time periods. The series was previously described as follows: