Last month we learned some more information about the upcoming Friday the 13th TV series that Sean Cunningham teased last year, and today he’s spilled a whole lot more of those tasty beans, giving us much more of an insight into what we can expect from the show. Read on!
In an exclusive chat with Bloody Disgusting, Cunningham confirmed that the series will be taking place inside the confines of the infamous Camp Crystal Lake, and that Jason Voorhees will play an integral role in the show, both through flashbacks with his mother and in present day action.
“It’s premature to say how the stories will involve the Pamela/Jason relationship but we have some very exciting ideas of what we’d like the show to be and some new themes we’re going to include,” said Cunningham, in regards to the flashback sequences. He went on to suggest the possible involvement of Jason’s father Elias, who was never seen in any of the movies.
What will Jason look like, you ask? Cunningham remained tight-lipped about that, but he seems fairly confident that us diehard fans will be happy with the direction being taken with the character.
“As we wrestle with the passage of time a new issue became how did Jason age?. Did he age at all or is he the same as he was back in the day? Fortunately our special effects team led by Bill Basso, Jordu Schell and Roy Knyrim are on the case,” he offered up. “Their work is amazing and the end result is both disturbing and fitting with the story we’re hoping to tell.”
Though he neither confirmed nor denied the involvement of Tommy Jarvis (here’s hoping!), Cunningham assured that the show will be quite gory and very much true to everything we know and love about the franchise, which is music to our ears.
“We’re at a place where we can actually do a series which satisfies fan expectations and, more importantly, will allow us to tell stories which can attract an even wider audience,” said the director of the original Friday the 13th. “The filters on violence and sex and language which used to exist in network television are quickly disappearing. There is a tremendous appetite for well-told stories, regardless of how horrifying the themes may be.”
Cunningham says more details will be revealed at Comic-Con, this coming July. In the meantime, head over to Bloody Disgusting to read the full interview, which contains more tasty morsels of info!
Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, will be executive producer along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett & 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 & Geoff Garrett.
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