Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Friday the 13th TV series UPDATE

Does anyone remember the series from the 80's? Friday the 13th: The Series ran from 1987-1990 and anyone that grew up with Jason and his relation to the title tuned in every week. We didn't know better back then but we thought Jason Voorhees would eventually show up.

He obviously didn't. The show focused on a very hot red head named Micki Foster, played by Louise Robey. She inherited a store of mysterious trinkets and co-owned it with her cousin Ryan. No Jason, no way to have a love interest, no wonder the show didn't last. 

Well, it looks like history may repeat its self. According to a statement by Tim Jacobs on behalf of the shows creator it's going to be a more like Scream in referencing the actual horror of Jason from the films. This is new information since we last heard about a new Friday the 13th television series.

"The basic premise focuses on the REAL city of Crystal Lake, and the effect that the serialized films had on its real life counterpart. This allows them to re-imagine Jason in a more grounded reality, as the films would be based off the real life killings that took place at the Camp." -Jacobs
 I don't know if that's good or bad because it would still be missing the main ingredient, Jason. The other thing is the network that is interested, the CW. That's not a bad network considering the fan base of Arrow and The Flash but we'll have to wait and see how it goes.

The news came out of Monster Mania in Cherry Hill,NJ of which we had the pleasure of going. The photo above was taken at the event. You never know what you you will find out at a horror convention.

Is The CW Resurrecting Friday the 13th For TV?| moviepilot,com