Last year came word that The CW network had picked up a new “Friday the 13th” TV series which “The Pretender” creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle would pen.
That series would follow a detective who has been searching for his missing brother, a disappearance believed to tie into the re-emergence of Jason Voorhees,who was long thought to be dead but is know wreaking havoc once again in Crystal Lake.
Now a new report at Bloody-Disgusting claims The CW has halted plans to resurrect Jason Voorhees. They say the network wasn’t onboard with that idea:
“So what happened? According to my source, the network didn’t jibe with the concept for the series. What was the concept? Apparently, that’s the problem. After months of development, there was still no real concept for the series, causing network execs to re-think bringing Friday the 13th (back) to the small screen.”
Sean S. Cunningham, Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle, Randall Emmett, George Furla and Mark Canton were set to executive produce. The CW crafted several horror themed pilots this year including a reboot of the “Tales From the Darkside” franchise, but all of them didn’t make the final cut to go to air this Fall.
This doesn’t impact the in the works film remake which is targeting a January 13th 2017 release.