Every horror lover knows such characters as Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees.
They also know that such horror series as Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th have had so many spin-offs and recreations that are hard to separate. Even once resulting in a Freddy vs. Jason movie that filled us with both horror and laughter.
However, there have been further plans to make The Friday the 13th franchise into a TV series. There was an original Friday the 13th series made in 1987 which ran for three years, and which has recently got our hopes up with plans for a recreation. However, it has recently come out that the New Friday the 13th TV series is to be axed in a very Jason like fashion.
But why has this happened?
With such a fandom behind the franchise, you would think that directors and production teams would be dying to create a new TV series in the manner of Bates Motel. But it has been claimed that sadly CW had not been too keen on the concept of the idea.
Indeed, it has been argued that there was no concept for the TV series at all after months of brainstorming. This sadly has turned out to be the biggest problem. The real shame is that the series had already created such a good team for itself. With members on board from the original series, Sean S.
Cunningham was to be executive producer for the tv show, while Bill Basso (Predator) was said to be one of the writers.
However despite losing the chance of seeing Jason running around axing people to death once more, is it really that much of shame? There are only so many times you can recreate the same story before people become bored of a franchise being recreated every five years.
Let us know what you think. Would you have liked to have seen a new Jason or do you say it’s been done too many times. Please feel free to let us know.