Scream franchise creator Kevin Williamson to write script for Friday the 13th prequel

Scream franchise creator Kevin Williamson to write script for Friday the 13th prequel
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The Crystal Lake series, which will be a prequel to the famous Friday the 13th horror franchise, will have an episode scripted by Kevin Williamson. This news was announced by showrunner, executive producer and lead writer of the upcoming Peacock streaming show Brian Fuller. He also revealed that the Crystal Lake writing team will begin composing the scripts in a fortnight' time.
The writer of the youth slasher Scream, which launched the successful Kevin Williamson franchise, who has also been involved in genre projects such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Halloween: 20 Years Later and The Faculty, has not had the opportunity to work on a Friday the 13th series project until now. However, his love for the franchise shines through in many of his works, starting with the first scene of Scream, in which Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) answers horror film-related questions from Guestface on the phone. Casey makes the fatal mistake of insisting that the killer in the original Friday the 13th is Jason Voorhees, forgetting that it was his mother, Pamela.
Kevin Williamson's love of "Friday the 13th" was also reflected in last year's slasher "Sick" based on his script - the film features characters named Jason and Pamela.
Crystal Lake
The series Crystal Lake, which was announced in late 2022, is a collaboration between production company A24 and streaming company Peacock. The writer and producer of the series will be Brian Fuller, as will the screenwriter of the original 1980 film Friday the 13th, Victor Miller. The show is set to be a prequel to the film and tell the story leading up to the arrival of hockey masked serial killer Jason Voorhees, who is carrying out a bloody showdown in the Crystal Lake, New Jersey area.