The CW is set to bring viewers the slasher franchise Friday the 13th, potentially allowing Jason Voorhees to carve up his victims on a weekly basis – and the creative forces behind the show couldn’t be happier with the home they’ve found.
Friday the 13th creator Sean S. Cunningham sat down with Fangoria to explain why The CW is such a perfect home for the upcoming slasher series: “We went with CW because they are probably the most successful genre distributor in the world because they’re not only strong in this country but around the world with their other titles, in particular, Arrow and The Flash. They know that market and they know the audience. They’re very smart and very psyched about doing the project.”
While going with a premium cable network such as HBO or a streaming service like Netflix would have provided Cunningham and the rest of the creative team behind Friday the 13th more freedom to get their hands bloody, The CW seems to be a perfect home for marketing across cultures. Given the fact that slasher franchises often market themselves to an adolescent demographic anyway, The CW also feels like a good fit because many of their programs tend to be geared towards a predominantly millennial audience.