Friday the 13th Franchise
Yesterday news hit the Internet that Jason would soon be stalking the small screen as part of a newly announced “Friday the 13th” TV series. Today executive producer Dan Farrands shed a bit of light on what to expect!
Farrands sat down with the Friday the 13th Franchise website and dropped the following on ’em! “We will be exploring the origins of the Voorhees family,” said Farrands, “namely Pamela and Jason Voorhees, but doing so in flashbacks to past events that will be running concurrently with present day storylines. There is absolutely no time traveling of any kind.”
Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, will be executive producer along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett and George Furla, Dan Farrands, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Steve B. Harris of Diversion3 Entertainment, and Ted Fox of Fox Entertainment. Also producing is Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, who produced the features. The series was conceived by Daniel Farrands and Geoff Garrett.
Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) will write the script.
The original was set at a summer camp, closed because of the drowning of an unattended child. Promiscuous counselors tried to re-open the place, but they began dying. Jason actually took root as the indestructible villain in the second film, with his signature hockey goalie mask debuting in the third.
Roy Knyrim (Gods and Monsters) of SOTA FX will coordinate the special make-up effects for the series.
“Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre, and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide,” explained Cunningham.
Said Barsamian: “Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we’re confident will not only excite existing fans of Friday the 13th but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake.”
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