Friday the 13th is the gift that just keeps on giving. There are now an incredible 12 movies in the slasher franchise, all spawning from the original 1980 classic. Such is the popularity of the series, the concept has transcended the screen and become part of popular culture.
Although we clearly haven't seen enough of Jason Voorhees and his murderous exploits (Paramount is working on another feature-length installment), in other avenues, the hockey-masked maniac's luck might've run out.
'There Was Still No Real Concept'
The TV version of the story — which was being worked on by Horror Inc. — looks like it might no longer go ahead, after The CW cancelled plans to bring Jason to the small screen. At least, according to blogger Pizowell:
So what happened? According to my source, the network didn’t jibe with the concept for the series. What was the concept? Apparently, that’s the problem. After months of development, there was still no real concept for the series, causing network execs to re-think bringing Friday the 13th (back) to the small screen.
According to Bloody Disgusting, the plot would've focused on Jason, set in the backdrop of different time periods. This wouldn't have been the first time the franchise has been turned into a TV show; in 1987, Friday the 13th: The Series was launched, and ran for three seasons.
The latest installment, which will serve as a reboot to the series, is scheduled for January 13, 2017.