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Peacock Orders ‘Friday The 13th’ Prequel Series From A24, Bryan Fuller Set As Showrunner

Peacock announced today a direct to series order for Crystal Lake, a Friday the 13th expanded prequel series. The series will be produced by A24, known for their popular forays into horror, and created by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal). Details about the series remain under wraps.

Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history and we were dying to revisit this story with our upcoming drama series Crystal Lake,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller, a gifted, visionary creator who I’ve had the pleasure of being a longtime friend and collaborator, along with our incredible partners at A24, in this updated version for Peacock that will thrill long-standing fans of the franchise.”   

This will be the 3nd attempt the bring the iconic slasher series to the small screen, following a 2014 pilot from co-creator Sean S. Cunningham and the 1987 horror anthology series.

“I discovered Friday the 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old and I have been thinking about this story ever since,” said series creator Bryan Fuller. “When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the camp grounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again.” Fuller is set to act as writer and showrunner for the new show, and executive produce alongside A24, Marc Toberoff, Victor Miller and Rob Barsamian.

Image via New Line Cinema

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