Jason Voorhees is officially heading to the small screen.
The Friday the 13th franchise is getting a television reimagining, and network President Mark Pedowitz has confirmed to Deadline that it’s heading to The CW.
Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who created ’96 NBC series The Pretender and who have writing credits on Stars Wars: The Clone Wars, have been tasked with writing the TV series adaptation.
The series is set to offer a bit of a new take on serial killer Jason, with CW going for “a stronger feel of grounded reality.”
The plot is set to follow a detective on the search for his missing brother, who is connected to Jason. The killer is thought to have died a while ago, but his investigation reveals otherwise. Crystal Lake will once again play an important role.
Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the original 1980 Friday the 13th, is set to executive produce alongside Randall Emmett, George Furla and Mark Canton.
The CW also has a television series based on The Notebook in the works.