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'Friday the 13th' Prequel 'Crystal Lake' Gets the Series Treatment From Peacock and Bryan Fuller

Variety drops a most awesome Halloween treat today with word that Peacock has ordered development on a new series, a prequel to 1980's Friday the 13th titled Crystal Lake.

That's right campers and camp counselors, it looks like we're getting some more Friday the 13th from creator Bryan Fuller, who will bring about a new series centered around horror's favorite fictional New Jersey campground. “I discovered Friday the 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old and I have been thinking about this story ever since,” says the Dead Like Me creator, who continues to say, “When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope and I’m thrilled to be exploring the campgrounds of Crystal Lake under their banner.”

The Hannibal creator will write and act as showrunner for Crystal Lake, serving as the show's executive producer as well, along with original Friday the 13th writer Victor Miller. A24, a growing name in the genre of horror, will help develop the new series that is being described as an updated "expanded prequel" of the original 1980's box office hit. Crystal Lake will enjoy its premiere on Peacock, a date of release that remains unknown at this time.

It's been well over a decade since horror fans last saw anything Friday the 13th. The U.S. rights to the screenplay were held up in the court of appeals, but all that changed last year when the rights went back to writer Victor Miller. The decision sparked a wildfire of hope among horror fans, fans that were eager to see anything Friday the 13th related start development. Well, here we are. And though we won't be getting Jason in his sack or hockey mask, we can hopefully look forward to Jason's mama getting in some much need hacking and slashing.

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