What horrors await below the lake’s placid facade?
Crystal Lake–the upcoming Peacock series from A24 that serves as a prequel to the 1980 horror classic Friday the 13th–does not yet have a release window, but word dropped this week that should pique the interest of all fans of the franchise.
Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) is the driving force behind the project–as showrunner and executive producer–working with Victor Miller (screenwriter of the original Friday the 13th), Marc Toberoff and Rob Barsamian as co-executive producers.
Fuller–attending a screening of Friday the 13th Part III last night–dropped a couple of tasty crumbs about the project, announcing that Kevin Williamson (of Scream fame) would write one episode of the show and that Adrienne King (a Friday the 13th Final Girl) will have a recurring role. Check out the Twitter post from Eric Goldman, who was in attendance at the event.
Awesome time seeing Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D just now at @ChineseTheatres! The restoration looks so good! Q&A now moderated by @BrianWCollins with Tracie Savage (“Debbie”), @Zernerlaw (“Shelly”) and Mr. @BryanFuller (Friday superfan and EP of the upcoming Crystal Lake series) pic.twitter.com/QJJeMWDVZC
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) January 14, 2023
No other details were immediately forthcoming, but Fuller has reportedly pitched four seasons of Crystal Lake, with only the first officially ordered at this time.
The original Friday the 13th—directed by Sean S. Cunningham (check out his profile here)–follows a group of teenage camp counselors who are murdered one-by-one by an unknown killer while trying to reopen an abandoned summer camp.
The iconic slasher received decidedly mixed reviews, but horror fans flocked to theaters anyway. The film raked in nearly $60 million worldwide on a budget of just $550,000, and spawned a long line of sequels and a 2009 reboot,
Keep reading Horror News Network for all further updates on Crystal Lake on Peacock.