Peacock announced today that the Friday the 13th expanded prequel Crystal Lake has received a straight-to-series order by the streaming service.
The series comes from A24 and writer, showrunner and executive producer Bryan Fuller, whose credits include Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal, American Gods, and several Star Trek series.
A24, Marc Toberoff, Victor Miller and Rob Barsamian will also executive produce the new series.
“Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history and we were dying to revisit this story with our upcoming drama series Crystal Lake,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
“We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, visionary creator who I’ve had the pleasure of being a longtime friend and collaborator, along with our incredible partners at A24, in this updated version for Peacock that will thrill long-standing fans of the franchise.”
“I discovered Friday the 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old and I have been thinking about this story ever since,” added Bryan Fuller.
“When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the camp grounds of Crystal Lake under their banner.”
Fuller added: “And Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again.”
The last Friday the 13th film was released all the way back in February of 2009, but the Crystal Lake series has been in development even further back and was first mentioned in 2003.
The show was previously being developed by The CW in 2015, but the network ended up passing on the series.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.