Peacock Lands ‘Friday The 13th’ Prequel Series From A24

by Thomas Tuna

It’s back to the lake.

Crystal Lake–a TV series that will serve as a prequel to the 1980 horror classic Friday the 13th–is heading to Peacock from A24, according to a report on Deadline.

Bryan Fuller–co-creator of Star Trek: Discovery–is the driving force behind the project, and will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Victor Miller (who wrote the screenplay of the original film), Marc Toberoff and Rob Barsamian will also act as executive producers.

There is no word at this early stage about plot details, casting choices or a debut date.

The original Friday the 13th–directed by Sean S. Cunningham–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 slasher–starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Laurie Bartram and Kevin Bacon–received mixed reviews, but made a killing at the box office, earning nearly $60 million worldwide on a budget of just $550,000. The original led to a long line of sequels, a crossover with the A Nightmare on Elm Street series and a 2009 reboot.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Crystal Lake on Peacock.


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