Is Jason Voorhees Hitting The Small Screen In A New TV Series?

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Fans of the Friday the 13th franchise have been asking the question, will Jason make his small screen debut? Well, the answer to that question is yes.

A familiar face to the Friday the 13th franchise will be joining the list of executive producers. The producer of the original 1980 Friday the 13th film, Sean S. Cunningham.

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Sean Cunningham

Yes there has already been a Friday the 13th TV series. Paramount ran the series from 1987-1990, but Jason Voorhees had nothing to do with that series. This new series promises to be full of everyone’s favorite slasher. Characters from past roles will be forcedĀ to confront the return of the machete wielding, teenage butchering madman. There will also be more secrets revealed about Jason and his family.

Cunningham first hinted at a series last year, but he felt it would be more of a web series. It is still unclear as to whether the new series will be released as a web series or TV series, but fans will get hour long episodes.

Special effects appear to be a top priority for this new series. It has been revealed that Roy Knyrim, known for his work on the Wishmaster films, has been hired as head of special make-up effects.

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Original Friday the 13th Series

One of the biggest questions has yet to be answered. Who will dawn the mask? Every Friday the 13th fan has their favorite Jason. My personal favorite is Kane Hodder. There have been no hints dropped about whether or not they are already considering someone or if it will be someone that has already played Jason. Only time will tell.

Adding this to the news of a found footage style film set to hit the big screen in 2015, Jason has his work cut out for him. The next couple of years will be a lot to celebrate if you are a fan of the iconic franchise.

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One thought on “Is Jason Voorhees Hitting The Small Screen In A New TV Series?”

  1. I remember when there was a Nightmare on elm street YV series in the late 80s or early 90s. I actually have it on DVD.

    It was VERY cheesy and didn’t really make much sense when put against the movies – but it was still a fun TV show.

    I would much prefer something more serious for Friday the 13th though, something that covers the origins and leads into current day events for Jason.

    I just wonder how many seasons there could be though.

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