Crystal Lake: Hannibal Showrunner Developing Friday the 13th Prequel Series
Published 5 months ago
Bryan Fuller had surprised everyone with his modern take on Hannibal, and it looks like he’s going to be working on another adaptation of a beloved horror IP.
According to Fangoria, Fuller will be working with A24 on a prequel series to Friday the 13th dubbed Crystal Lake. The series is said to focus on the origins of the camp before a certain Jason Voorhees started terrorizing the horny teens camping there.
Though the films are pretty well established, this could be a reboot of the franchise in a sense. When asked, Fuller explained, “I would say it’s less a prequel series than a … pre-remake-uel series.”
Fuller didn’t make any examples of what he considered a ‘pre-remake-uel,’ but I think a good example would be Bates Motel, which was a prequel to the original Psycho, but by the end retold the story of Norman Bates in its own fashion.
Though Friday the 13th is usually a property reserved for the big screen, it seems that legal complications have limited the project to only come out on television. Fuller explains they can use ‘everything’ from the history of the franchise, there are some legal catches. He says:
“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 don’t know when Fuller’s Crystal Lake comes out on Peacock, but hopefully we get an update soon.