Jason Voorhees will soon be slashing his way into your living room every week! Executive produced by series veteran Sean S. Cunningham, Friday the 13th the series is hoping to update the mythology of the films, while remaining true to the spirit of the films that horror fans have come to know and love.
When Cunningham recently sat down with the folks at Bloody Disgusting, he provided few concrete details on what kind of stories viewers could expect. But one thing is for sure: the show will be bloody!
“Pushing the envelope has been part of the Friday the 13th legacy, and I don’t expect that to change. It’s a great time for us… 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. 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. Hannibal, American Horror Story, Fargo, True Detective, True Blood, Walking Dead… the list goes on and on. These are series which could not have been done well even ten years ago.”
Will you tune in for a TV version of Friday of the 13th?
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