Friday The 13th Prequel Series ‘Crystal Lake’ Coming to Peacock without Jason Vorhees

Bryan fuller will executive produce, write, and act as showrunner for the series.

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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.

A24, the independent entertainment company behind films like Everything Everywhere All at Once, Midsommar, The Lighthouse, and a handful of horror films will be producing the series for Peacock.

Bryan Fuller, whose work you may recognize in the form of American Gods and Hannibal, to name a couple, will be the showrunner for the series and will also executive produce and write Crystal Lake.

No casting details or release date has been provided at this time.

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