Duke working on Brian Fuller’s ‘Friday the 13th’ prequel series ‘Crystal Lake’

Happy camping? Like dying campers. Just in time for Halloween, Peacock announced Friday the 13th that they had moved straight to the series on Crystal Lake, a prequel drama based on the hit horror film franchise. Prolific TV producer Bryan Fuller, who has produced shows such as American Gods and Star Trek: Discovery, will write, showrun and executive producer, the series including Everything Everywhere All at Once and this year’s horror One-Two Punch X and Pearl. Friday the 13th was released in 1980 and gave the world the hockey masked slasher Jason Voorhees. He mainly commits murder in and around the lush, idyllic lands of Camp Crystal Lake. ). Movies previously gave birth to TV series and as franchises became part of popular culture, they gave birth to novels, video games, and a variety of merchandise. IP also became embroiled in a complicated copyright deal when moving from Paramount to New Line, and was embroiled in a multi-year copyright dispute between director and producer Sean S. Cunningham of the original film and screenwriter Victor Miller. Miller’s victory in May gave him control of the script and original character, but not the Friday the 13th title or the concept of adult Jason or even the hockey mask featured only in the third film. Miller; Marc Toberoff, a copyright attorney representing Miller in this case; And Rob Barsamian serves as Executive Producer on The Peacock Show, which is described as a drama that could be compared to the Bates Motel, which aired as an A&E series from 2013 to 2017 and was used as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror classic Psycho. Barsamian is the current owner of rights not in Miller’s briefcase, including the title and mask. This indicates that the two parties are currently working together on this project and that these elements could potentially emerge at one point. “I found Friday the 13th on the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old, and I’ve been thinking about this story ever since,” Fuller said in a statement. “When it comes to horror, the A24 raises the bar and pushes the limits. I’m excited to explore Crystal Lake’s campground under their flag. and [NBCUniversal’s] Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. She is delighted and honored to be working with her again.” For his part, Fuller has a colorful track record. He is best known for his low-rated hits, but acclaimed by critics such as Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies (who worked with Rovner during his tenure on Warner Bros. TV), Dead Like Me, and Hannibal. He developed Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods, and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, and a variety of factors either dropped or left all three. Most recently, he produced the documentary film Queer for Peer: A History of Queer Horror. In keeping with the Halloween spirit, Fuller previously developed The Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane for NBC, which ultimately aired special on the network. “Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises in cinematic history, and we’re excited to see this story again in the upcoming drama series Crystal Lake,” said Rovner, president of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We are looking forward to working with the talented and visionary creator Bryan Fuller, who has had the pleasure of being a longtime friend and collaborator with A24’s amazing partner on this updated version for Peacock. I am a longtime thriller fan of the franchise. .” Fuller is represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners Lesley Goldberg contributed to this story Updated Oct 31 at 4:23pm to clarify Barsamian’s engagement and rights status.
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