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Peacock Announces Friday the 13th Prequel Series, Crystal Lake

The new series comes from A24 and writer, showrunner, and executive producer Bryan Fuller.

By Nick Mangione
Jason from Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Shh! Do you hear that? Ch-ch-ch, ah-ah-ah. Something’s out there. Ch-ch-ch, ah-ah-ah. It’s in the woods. There’s something in the woods! Ch-ch-ch, ah-ah-ah. It’s getting closer! It’s... It’s a new series announcement! 

Yes, Peacock announced a brand-new prequel series to the iconic horror franchise, Friday the 13th. Crystal Lake, named for the camp where Mrs. Voorhees and Jason terrorized countless college-age counselors, is coming to the platform. Exact details of the series are being kept under wraps, so we can’t reveal anything lest we end up on the wrong end of Jason’s machete. 

We can tell you that Crystal Lake comes to us from the masters of horror at A24 and visionary creator Bryan Fuller. Joining Fuller are executive producers Marc Toberoff, Victor Miller and Rob Barsamian. 

“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,” Fuller said. “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 series reunites Fuller with longtime friend and collaborator Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history and we were dying to revisit this story with our upcoming drama series Crystal Lake,” Rovner said. “We can’t wait to get to work with Bryan Fuller ... along with our incredible partners at A24, in this updated version for Peacock that will thrill long-standing fans of the franchise.” 

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