Sean S. Cunningham On The New Friday The 13th Series

December 3, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Series creator, Sean S. Cunningham recently discussed his new project, the Friday the 13th series coming to the CW, with FANGORIA. A lot of horror fans have doubts about the new show and its choice of networks, but Cunningham seems confident that the series will do great.

“We went with CW because they are probaly the most successful genre distributor in the world because not only strong in the U.S., but around the world with their other titles, in particular Arrow and The Flash. They know that market and they know their audience. They’re very smart and very psyched about doing the project.”

The series will focus on a detective and his quest to find his missing brother, some how tied to Jason Voorhees. Jason, long thought dead, is back and the body count is rising. The once secluded camp, is now part of a thriving town and the town’s residents aren’t sure if Jason has really returned or if it’s a copy cat, but the killer needs to be stopped.


There will be a few changes to Jason in the show. The legendary killer is more grounded in reality and there may even be a few tweaks to the iconic mask.

When asked about the upcoming Friday the 13th film being found-footage Cunningham had this to say:

“They’ve been talking about that, but that’s not going to happen. I think what’s different for sure is paramount was hung up on trying to do the found footage, which most fans, including me, just thought it wasn’t right.” He explained. “They weren’t saying yes to anything that didn’t work. So finally, last February they gave up on it and decided to going a completely different way.”


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