Crystal Lake, a prequel series in the Friday the 13th universe by Bryan Fuller and from A24 got a straight-to-series order from Peacock. The decision comes after an intriguing legal dispute between the team behind the original horror movie. Miller’s win in the rights to the character he created will open more doors for future feature films in the franchise. They are yet to release updates regarding the plot and other details for the upcoming series.
Fuller, the creator, also serves as the writer and showrunner. He also executive produces along with A24, Marc Toberoff, Victor Miller, and Rob Barsamian will also executive produce.
Bryan Fuller: “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. When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the campgrounds 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.”
“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,” added 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.”
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