On of the more interesting horror related properties to be exploited for television lately is the forthcoming Friday The 13th series. It’s going to be interesting to see what the show actually shapes up to become. Well, now series producer Sean Cunningham has offered some more details.
About if the show will be a mother and son tale:
“It’s premature to say how the stories will involve the Pamela/Jason relationship but we have some very exciting ideas of what we’d like the show to be and some new themes we’re going to include. But that’s all hush hush at the moment. I can say the show does take place in Crystal Lake and Jason will most certainly let his presence be known.”
General thoughts on Jason and his age:
“Jason Voorhees will be an integral part of the series and he will definitely be ‘in character [laughs]. As we wrestle with the passage of time a new issue became how did Jason age? Did he age at all or is he the same as he was back in the day? Fortunately our special effects team led by Bill Basso, Jordu Schell and Roy Knyrim are on the case. Their work is amazing and the end result is both disturbing and fitting with the story we’re hoping to tell. We will be releasing more information around Comic-Con.”
On Jason’s father:
“Questions about Jason’s father and other characters that haven’t yet been introduced, represent both an opportunity and a challenge for the writers. Learning more about Jason’s father would certainly qualify as a great opportunity, I think. And to put the record straight, those stories that have been floating around about Jason and Pamela and a virgin birth are just so wrong!”
And if the show will only happen on Friday the 13th
“At Crystal Lake bad shit can happen any day of the week. It’s the people and the world around Crystal Lake who create this perfect storm, if you will. Unity of time and place and action are the basic principles of dramatic structure. So limiting the time period of our stories helps everything structurally, but we’re not going to insist on everything taking place in single day.”
Some really interesting things in there. I’ll be watching the show when it finally hits the air, to be sure.