friday the 13th tv seriesLooking to prove that some horror franchises are truly timeless, a group of producers is planning to turn "Friday the 13th" into a TV series, starring a Jason Voorhees who travels through different eras.

Deadline reports that Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the 1980 original "13th" flick, is among the group working on an hour-long dramatic series that "re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods," revolving around different characters that wander into Crystal Lake, the setting of the franchise's 12 films.

"Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide," Cunningham told Deadline.

Robert Barsamian, who produced the original movies, added, "Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we're confident will not only excite existing fans of 'Friday The 13th' but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake."

The concept was dreamed up in a collaboration between EFO Films execs Randall Emmett and George Furla and Cunningham, Barsamian, and others involved with the horror franchise. Bill Basso ("Terminator") and Jordu Schell ("Avatar") are writing the script. We'll see if any networks bite on this "time-traveling Jason" concept.
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