The Friday the 13th TV show is not happening
The CW is pulling the plug on its Friday the 13th TV show, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Titled Friday the 13th: Crystal Lake Chronicles, the reimagining of the big screen horror classic was announced last year, with a pilot following in its wake. Now, speaking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced the decision to pan the show:
“We had better pilots. The bottom line is we felt we had stronger things to go with, and we didn’t go forward with it. It was well-written, it was darker than we wanted it to be, and we didn’t believe it had sustainability … We didn’t believe that it was a sustainable script, a sustainable series. It was a very good pilot, but not a sustainable series.”
Described as an hour-long “sophisticated horror/crime thriller” with “a stronger feel of grounded reality”, the series was purportedly set to follow a detective as he searched for his long lost brother; a search that would lead to Crystal Lake, and the return of notorious serial killer, Jason Vorhees.
Nevertheless, for better or worse, an upcoming movie reboot of Friday the 13th is scheduled to arrive in theatres on January 13, 2017, so we’ll still get our screams one way or another.
The original Friday the 13th is currently available to stream on NOW TV.