FRIDAY THE 13TH TV Series Showrunner Clarifies Initial "No Jason, No Hockey Mask" Report

FRIDAY THE 13TH TV Series Showrunner Clarifies Initial "No Jason, No Hockey Mask" Report

When it was first announced that a Friday the 13th TV series was in the works, we were led to believe that the show wouldn't be able to show an adult Jason in his hockey mask. Now, Bryan Fuller has weighed in.

By MarkCassidy - Nov 02, 2022 12:11 PM EST
Filed Under: Television

On Halloween night, it was announced that a new Friday the 13th TV series is in the works for Peacock, with Bryan Fuller on board as writer, executive producer and showrunner.

It seemed like great news for horror hounds who have been waiting for something to be done with the classic horror franchise, but the news that Crystal Lake would be a prequel series dampened excitement somewhat - as did a caveat that the show couldn't even utilize an adult take on Jason Vorhees or his signature hockey mask.

Fortunately, it seems that part of the report was inaccurate.

Speaking to Fangoria, Fuller clarified what the show can and can't do.

“A24 and Marc Toberoff, who is Victor Miller’s lawyer, have beautifully and excruciatingly assembled all of the Friday the 13th rights. As a streaming series, we have the rights to do everything underneath the Friday the 13th umbrella.” Fuller confirmed.

“The movie rights are a completely different thing. They are tied up at New Line and are super, super messy and probably won’t be untangled anytime soon, but as far as us chickens in the television industry, uh, roost, we have access to anything and everything that Friday the 13th has done up until this point.”

We're still not sure what to expect from Crystal Lake (a bunch of camp counsellors ignoring a young Jason until he drowns and his mother plots her revenge?), but at least we know that they can build towards everyone's favorite Michael Myers ripoff getting axey with a bunch of teens after paying a visit to his favorite sporting goods store.

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