After many years of franchise rights issues and legal battles, Friday the 13th finally gets to see the light of day once more as a new series is in development for NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock.
According to THR, after a lengthy legal battle between screenwriter Victor Miller and director Sean S. Cunningham, Miller has obtained control over the original characters of the franchise but not the ‘Friday the 13th’ name nor adult Jason Vorhees, hence the title ‘Crystal Lake’ being a prequel.
Additionally, the report claims that Miller won’t even be able to use a hockey mask, due to all the legal entanglements. This means that Crystal Lake likely won’t be able to use any material or characters from the second movie onwards, so fans hoping to see Jason Voorhees return will undoubtedly be disappointed.
No casting details or release date has been provided at this time.