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‘Friday the 13th’ Series Axed By CW?!

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The Voorhees family can’t catch a break, but maybe this one is for the better…

While Paramount continues to develop the 13th installment of the Friday the 13th franchise, Horror Inc. producers had been laying the groundwork for a series that would air on the CW.

CW, which hosts the popular “iZombie” adaptation, has passed on all of their horror pilots, including “Tales of the Darkside” from Joe Hill.

Now, according to an unverified source, pizowell, CW has axed plans for bringing Jason Voorhees to their network.

“So what happened? According to my source, the network didn’t jibe with the concept for the series. What was the concept? Apparently, that’s the problem. After months of development, there was still no real concept for the series, causing network execs to re-think bringing Friday the 13th (back) to the small screen.”

The Friday the 13th series adaptation was being developed by Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1996 NBC series “The Pretender” through CBS TV Studios.

The project originated when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment sealed a deal to produce a new hourlong dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of the franchise, with Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, executive producing along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett & George Furla and Mark Canton, among others.

Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) were tapped at the time to script a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods. Details on the remake are sketchy but the idea had been to do a contemporary series focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed. The masked Jason is being reimagined with a stronger feel of grounded reality.

Having a lack of focus, as the report states, does not bode well for the future of the series. Unless someone is willing to capitalize on the name alone, it looks as if Jason will remain dead, at least on the small screen…



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COMMENTS

93 Comments
  • Grimphantom

    Honestly it’s tricky to see a Friday 13th as a series since it will only focus Jason unless they add other elements to expand the story. I can see it something like Twin Peaks and Gravity Falls with the mystery behind the murders or Jason himself.

  • pablitonizer

    Thank God! I read somewhere this TV series might have been called “Voorhees” and been about Pamela Voorhees developing a double personality after a stormy divorce and raising a kid under that psychopath relationship. It sounded too “Bates motel” to me…

    • wehoaks

      You read somewhere? Stop taking some random comments as truth.

      • gabriel

        Ugh, you mean you weren’t in the shower watching those old guys trying to chew gum?

        • wehoaks

          You are literally the worst at shit talking.

  • Creepshow

    At least they were smart enough to cancel this BEFORE it got cancelled.

    • alwayswipetwice

      Nailed it!

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Yeah I guess in some weird way this is progress. They are learning……….

  • Daucus Karota

    Hmm I have mixed feelings. It’s disappointing but I guess maybe if they aren’t confident with what they have, it should be left alone.

  • Blade

    I love Jason and Friday The 13th and I am ok with this. I just can’t picture it turning out well. Scream didn’t, and that new Chiller series Slasher is kind of meh too. Let Jason stay on the big screen where he belongs.

    • Halloween_Vic

      LOVE U!

      • Blade

        Hahaha you too man!

    • Darth Kal-El

      Scream turned out great. Slasher is good. Scream Queens is awesome. You are just a gobshite fanboy loser. The slasher film is dead. Jason doesn’t belong on the big screen anymore. His only hope is the smallest screen where slasher is having a come back.

      • Blade4693

        I would have loved to have an actual conversation with you about the subject, but since you want to hurl insults like a petty child I think ill pass. Have a nice day dude lol

        • Darth Kal-El

          You don’t have the intelligence.

  • John Connor

    Jason X sequel. And an appearance in a season of Ash Vs. Evil Dead Jason Voorhees.

    • Stan Below

      Stick Jason X in your ass.

  • BloodyDisgusted

    Axed? More like macheted. AMIRITE?

  • Maxime C

    Probably a good thing. Would have hated another classic turned into a teen drama.

    • Darth Kal-El

      You’re a fucking idiot.

      • Maxime C

        Sure.

        • Darth Kal-El

          It’s the truth and you know it gobshite.

          • Maxime C

            Can’t you just explain why you disagree with me instead of insulting as a gag reflex?

  • Simon Allen

    I think it’s for the best as i don’t think Mr Voorhees and his mum belong on TV.

    • Darth Kal-El

      They do in 2016. The slasher movie is dead. But it is seeing a resurgence in TV with shows like Slasher Scream Queens and Scream.

      • Simon Allen

        Slasher was absolute crap , Scream Queens really isn’t a whole lot better ans Scream is hanging on by the skin of it’s teeth .
        With the cancellation of Penny Dreadful , Damien , Hannibal to name but 3 , i don’t really think your point is valid .

        • Darth Kal-El

          My point is valid and proven. Slasher films bomb at the box office. Are successful on TV. Slasher was good. Scream js good and already renewed for a third season. And if you didn’t like Scream Queens you are not a true slasher fan and have no taste. You’re just another sad pathetic gobshite loser.

          • Simon Allen

            well done for resorting to stupid name calling to attempt to get your point across dude .
            i wish i’d never wasted my time replying to you ..

          • Darth Kal-El

            Such a sad little cry baby who can’t handle the truth. Pathetic.

  • enemy

    For the best. Look what they done to that Bates motel program.

    • alwayswipetwice

      I hate that show. I hate most tv shows in general though.

      • Creepshow

        I can’t sit through tv shows either. I pretty much watch movies & over paid sporting events.

        • Darth Kal-El

          You’re a gobshite

      • Darth Kal-El

        You’re a gobshite twat

    • 1EyeJack

      Whoa whoa now. Bates Motel is GREAT! If you aren’t watching it then you just don’t know how good it is.

      • Angela M Campany

        Yep.

    • James

      Hannibal turned out amazing when it should have been awful.

      • Kori Batchelor

        I miss Hannibal. *sigh*

  • Eizzy IceBorne

    Well, I don`t think that`s too bad. I don`t like The CW in general, because they never created a show which could raise my interest. Jason Vorhees doesn`t fit to The CW at all.

    When they really want to do a TV-Series, they should bring it to the Pay-TV. Starz, SyFy or even AMC.

    • Darth Kal-El

      The Flash, Supernatural, Arrow Legends of Tomorrow if none of these have your interest you have no taste.

      • Eizzy IceBorne

        Or you could say, I really got some good taste, because I like none of them. 😉 Just think about it.

        • Darth Kal-El

          You’re. a far ugly loser qnd have kp taste. Typical for your kind

          • Eizzy IceBorne

            Err, what is my kind? You are not able to define that. I think you are still searching for your own enlightment. Most of those shows are just boring; far behind the niveau of other series like Daredevil, Preacher or TWD.

          • Darth Kal-El

            A fat uneducated gobshite American. That’s your kind. Pathetic and no taste.

          • Eizzy IceBorne

            Muar har har; I am NOT an American, I am NOT fat and my Education is far above a college-degree!!! See? You have absolutely no Idea who you are talking to. That is so funny, I gotta thank you. 😀

  • wehoaks

    I mean, just look at the names behind the “brain trust” here. Jesus fucking Christ. They couldn’t shower while chewing gum, let alone come up with an IDEA.

    Also: Shocking– EIGHT old white dudes (who all peaked 30 years ago) couldn’t come up with an idea for a CW TV Series.

  • alwayswipetwice

    Yay CW! If only MTV would have done the same with Scream…

    • Darth Kal-El

      You are a gobshite

  • Stan Below

    To be honest, I am very glad that it was canceled. The whole story sounds like shit. Come on! Jason, which we all know and love does not exist, and he is only fictional character thatbased on some real killer? What kind of garbage?

    And what is worse – the presence of this son of a bitch old Cunningham.
    Old ass that created Jason X. Fucking JASON X !!! I even afraid to imagine, how shitty could be this show.

    • Alexander May

      AMENNN!!! glad i am not the only one who remembers that steaming pile of shit “Jason X” he created.. if he made a tv series, that would forever ruin Friday the 13th.. though not like the reboot did it any justice.

      • Stan Below

        I loved F13 reboot, it was really good. Probably because Cunningham did not have anything to do with it. They gave him money and allowed to put his name on it, but unlike JX, he did not control the process of creating.

  • Halloween_Vic

    THANK FUCKING GOD!!! Honestly that is great, great, great! Work on delivering more bad ass films and scratch the idea of a F13th TV Show. I hope this wakes them up and realize it’s a bad bad bad STUPID idea. This is good news actually, If only MTV would have came to that conclusion with Scream.

    • Darth Kal-El

      The slasher film is dead. Friday the 13 TV is it’s only hope you idiot.

      • Halloween_Vic

        No it’s not u fucking dumbass a TV show is dumb and worse! Clearly you’re an idiot if you think this is a good route. GOODBYE!

        • Darth Kal-El

          No. A TV is a fantastic idea. And those with intelligence agree. You’re just a stupid uneducated loser cunt.

        • Darth Kal-El

          Stupid cunt

          • Halloween_Vic

            Awww thank you sweetie!!!

  • Crow

    This would be one of those shows that starts off great but quickly turns sour by the fourth or fifth episode.

    • Darth Kal-El

      Nope. It would have been great from start to finish.

      • Crow

        Well look at that. Someone thinks their entitled to an opinion but everyone else isn’t.

        • Darth Kal-El

          Because my opinion is factually correct. But of course a low IQ idiot like you doesn’t care about facts

          • Crow

            Not a very intelligent response and I’m not going to waste my time with a troll with no life. Goodbye buddy, you’re blocked.

  • Adam Paquette

    Thank god. I didn’t want Friday the 13th to go down the same road Scream did. Now please let’s just get the 13th movie made already?!??!

    • Darth Kal-El

      Scream the series is great you twat. The slasher movie ks end. TV is where they are successful. You are an idiot loser.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    I’ve never seen an adult show on CW everything is made for kid’s/comic book fans/teens why would they think horror fans would tune in?

    Hey studio execs: JUST MAKE A FUCKIN MOVIE ALREADY.

    • Adam Clifton

      Supernatural

    • Darth Kal-El

      Arrow seasons 1 and 2. Adult dark. Gritty. Violent. Also they have shown that make great shows with stuff like The Flash.so you are an idiot

  • i see so many comments dissing MTV’s Scream. am i the only one who enjoyed it? my only issue with it was the whole teenage love bullshit. especially when the main couple had sex right after someone died. maybe its just me, but i wouldn’t be able to get it up after that lol

    • alwayswipetwice

      I guess it’s the best MTV has to offer, which is basically saying it’s the best of the worst. Would you be interested if it wasn’t the Scream franchise?

      • Darth Kal-El

        Yes

  • silentevil77

    The pretender was an amazing show

  • Francesco Falciani

    CW is a shit…after starz “ash vs evil dead” we don’t want a soft show we want a brutal one…with an unstoppable bloody Jason!

    • the usual suspect

      agreed…. AvsED is the best horror TV series as of late and tied overall for best horror series ever (so far) with Tales from the crypt. IMO

    • Darth Kal-El

      Arrow seasons 1 and 27 were brutal. You are an idiot loser.

      • Francesco Falciani

        poor asshole. how old are u 4? Arrow is for baby girl! not only is awfull is poor shit!

        • Darth Kal-El

          You’re a stupid gobshite loser cunt. The first two seasons of Arrow are dark gritty and violent. You clearly haven’t seen a single episode. You’re a pathetic sad loser.

  • c-s-a78

    with all the people in the world and the amount of writers & directors out there, surely someone would make a good story up by now? And that’s including the next movie. i personally thinks is more to do with the film company’s using that excuse, time after time. either do something (work) or pass is on to who wants to work with it!!!

  • the usual suspect

    It couldn’t be any worse than the other Friday the 13th series…. on the CW? I retract my statement

    • Darth Kal-El

      You clearly haven’t seen The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow or the first two seasons of Arrow. Supernatural If you have you wouldn’t make such a stupid comment about CW. It would have been fantastic.

      • the usual suspect

        seen the flash and arrow and didn’t make it thru the first season. . look at my profile picture c’mon I love DC… But I stand by my statement., the CW sucks

        • Darth Kal-El

          You’re a lying cunt. The Flash is the best comic book show around. And critically acclaimed. So you have no taste and are just a fat uneducated ugly gobshite loser. Typical doe your kind.

          • the usual suspect

            cool story bud.. not my fault you like teeny bopper TV. clearly you have no taste… have a nice day

          • Darth Kal-El

            You clearly have no taste and are just a gobshite loser. Typical for your kind

  • Overton Green

    Thank God…this series would have been pure fail being produced by the CW. Jason Meets Glee is not what anyone wants to see.

    I also don’t see how a slasher series can work on network TV. Maybe something gritty and hyper violent like Netflix where you can binge watch 13 hours at once to see a full story.

    However 20+ episodes? I don’t see how that works.

    • Darth Kal-El

      You clearly don’t know anything about CW. The Flash one of the best reviewed shows on TV. The first two seasons of Arrow some of the best TV ever. So you are an uneducated loser when it comes to CW

      • Darnell

        Grow UP. He is correct. The CW is the worst possible network for a show of this type. Also the critical reception for Flash dropped off in season 2, and Arrow is one of the worse shows on tv.

        CW is one of the worse networks for serious mature content on tv. They do a bunch of cheesy young teen shows which are fine but not suited to true horror.

        Also insulting people is never a way to get your point across. It just shows you have no argument.

        • Darth Kal-El

          The Flash season 2 has a higher score than Season 1. Season 1 97%. Season 2 99% so this goes to show you are an uneducated little loser gobshite twat. So you are wrong. Wrong wrong. The first 2 seasons of Arrow are still among the best television. And your comment shows you don’t know anything about the CW and you shouldn’t be taken serious. Typical doe your pathetic kind.

  • Evan3

    I think we dodged a bullet here but still, between this and the trouble with the next film installment… is it THAT hard to write an F13 film. I mean, it’s not like we need to trade twists with Christopher Nolan or invoke Hitchcockian suspense. Unstoppable killer. Rural area. Slutty teens. Occasional telepathy. The path is well-marked. Virtually every attempt to depart from the path has been disastrous (going to Manhattan, going to space, making Jason a demon-phallus… uhm… worm). Seriously, how hard can it be? This site is covering the video game and people are going bananas for it. And what have we seen from the game? Unstoppable killer and rural area. Undoubtedly teens and potential telepathy will follow.

    CW – give me a ring. I am glad to add clarity to your project. And I will do it for dirt cheap – just thousands of dollars – not even tens of thousands.

  • DarkBree

    Thank God!!

    • Darth Kal-El

      You are a gobshite

  • Stan Heck

    CW makes show shows for brainless girls. This show would be better on a cable channel

    • Darth Kal-El

      You are uneducated. The Flash is one of the best shows on television and the best superhero show ever made. The first two seasons of Arrow were fantastic. So you are an idiot.

  • Chrispy Chreme

    Do it right, and that means being faithful to what the 80’s generation grew up with.

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