Pining for those long summer days and blood-splattered nights at Camp Crystal Lake? The CW President Mark Pedowitz revealed today that the network is looking to bring Jason Voorhees to the small screen with their in-the-works Friday the 13th TV series.

Deadline reports the news of the in-development Friday the 13th TV series, which would be a dramatic take on the 12-film franchise that kicked off in 1980 with Sean S. Cunningham's seminal slasher. Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle (co-creators of the late 1990s series The Pretender) will write the new take on Crystal Lake.

The series is being coined as a "sophisticated, horror/crime thriller" that could follow "the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake."

The Friday the 13th TV series has been discussed among interested parties since last year, when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment came to an agreement to back the show. Cunningham will executive produce the potential series along with Mitchell, Van Sickle, Randall Emmett, George Furla, and Mark Canton. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.

Jason Voorhees and his machete will be coming back to the big screen for the first time since 2009. A Platinum Dunes picture that's slated for a May 13th, 2016 release from Paramount, the next Friday the 13th film will be directed by David Bruckner (The Signal, "Amateur Night" segment of V/H/S). Bruckner will work from a script by Nick Antosca (Hannibal TV series).

The CW recently had a series reboot of the 1980s horror anthology show Tales From the Darkside in the works before passing on the project in May.

Source: Deadline
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