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Friday The 13th TV Series set for The CW…

August 12th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Jason Vorhees is returning… as he seems to always do. Only this time, it’s to our TV screens.

Deadline are reporting that The CW will be home to one of cinema’s greatest killers, Jason Voorhees (Arrow Vs Jason, anyone?!).

They are reporting that The Pretender creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W Van Sickle are developing the show: “I don’t think we really wanted to do a show about a guy with a machete chasing girls in tube tops,” says Mitchell.

“We couldn’t do that on a weekly basis… So what ends up happening is, a cop comes into town, looking for his brother. He realizes his brother was there searching into the past murders, and realizes that his personal story is tied into Jason’s personal story.”

He goes into the bones of the series, which sounds very post-modern, indeed: “What we’re going to do is basically acknowledge that the people came to this town after these killings happened and they made all these movies. And now the town has a stigma. Our show is, ‘Here’s the true story. Here’s the real story of Jason.’ It’s been taken and exploited. So we have the young crowd who doesn’t know who he is except for what they’ve seen in the movies. The older crowd is afraid of him. We have a lot of people who have scars from him. The underlying thematic of the whole thing is that Jason is a monster in this town. He openly wears a mask. But everybody in this town wears a mask. Underneath those is the monster.”

Wait, so the movies have been made and are based on the ACTUAL events, which the series will delve into? Well, it’s certainly a fresh take on the story.

Jason and The CW seems like a fairly natural fit, we’re wondering how hardcore this show can get though… but we’re looking forward to finding out.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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