The CW Is Planning A Friday The 13th Show

With Scream already a hit on MTV, the CW is clearly thinking, “We’ll have some of that.” In the second stage of what could easily become the latest TV trend, Teen Syfy… sorry, The CW is prepping a series based on the Friday The 13th film franchise. Expect announcements from other networks about Saw, Halloween and Wrong Turn TV series soon. And a Leprechaun announcement from whoever’s slowest off the block.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed the Friday The 13th TV series – featuring hockey-mask-wearing serial killer Jason Voorhees – was in development at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Tuesday.

The Pretender creators Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle will oversee the show.

Pedowitz also revealed that The CW is adapting 2000 science fiction film Frequency with Supernatural boss Jeremy Carver in the driving seat. He described the show part sequel/part reboot: “Jeremy Carver is the writer and he’s starting to tell the story and is going to try and push past the movie a little bit to where the next phase is.”

The film starred Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel and concerned a scientist who makes contact with a VR world created in the 1930s.

On top of that The CW is also teaming with The Flash/Arrow/Legends Of Tomorrow’s Greg Berlanti for a TV series based on Archie Comics’ Riverdale – the fictional town where most of the company’s characters live.

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