On Halloween 2022, it was revealed that Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods), el streamer Peacock and the study A24they have underway the development of Crystal Lakea prequel series to the saga Friday the 13thdescribed as a “expanded prequel” from the original tape.
The return of the slasher horror franchise Friday the 13thtakes place fourteen years after the release of the last film, the 2009 reboot, after being caught up in a legal dispute between Sean Cunningham –director of the original film– and Victor Miller –screenwriter of the original tape– to have control of the property rights. Miller is part of the creative team for the prequel series as an executive producer.
The most recent developments arise from a screening of Friday the 13th Part III at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA., as part of a celebration on Friday, January 13, 2023, where Fuller confirmed to all present the excellent news about the participation of Kevin Williamson (Scream, The Faculty) as a scriptwriter for an episode of the series Crystal Lake!
Williamson is the screenwriter of the renowned sagas Scream, y I Know What You Did Last Summer, genre films such as The Faculty, and the popular series Dawson’s Creek, Scream, The Following, The Vampire Diaresamong other.
The script for the series will start work in two weeks.
In addition to Williamson, it was revealed that Adrienne King, final girl de Friday the 13thwill have a recurring role in the series.
Eric Goldman tweeted a thread on the subject from the screening of the film:
“They officially start writing in 2 weeks. You will have two scores to choose from: a modern and a classical by Manfredini. Kevin Williamson is writing an episode. Adrienne King will have a recurring role.”
“Fuller has hosted four seasons for Crystal Lake. Only one officially ordered so far, though he points out that Peacock would have to pay a pretty hefty fine if they didn’t order a Season 2.
On the role of Pamela Vorhees, Fuller responded, “Honestly, we’ll cover it all.” The series covers the life and times of these two characters” (Pamela and Jason Vorhees?)”
Previously, it was recognized that:
“The series will be written by Bryan Fuller, who is also the showrunner and executive producer. Victor Miller, who wrote the original franchise film, will also executive produce. along with Marc Toberoff, Rob Barsamian and A24.”
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