JASON UNIVERSE – What Is It? Why Is It? And Should You Care?

Been lots of Friday the 13th news lately – none of it good – till today. Maybe.

Just a few days ago we got the news that the A24 / Peacock backed CRYSTAL LAKE series appeared to be sinking faster than Jason with a weighted chain around his neck. Reports that showrunner Bryan Fuller was taking his hockey mask and going home.

The seemingly always-in-limbo franchise seemed to once again be dead in the water (pun intended) but today brings news of JASON UNIVERSE and once again fans everywhere are raising their machetes in jubilant triumph – but, are not quite sure why…..yet.

So – here’s what we know. HORROR INC. – who currently holds the rights to the Friday the 13th franchise announced they are moving forward with JASON UNIVERSE – IGN reports that this new foray will “span a wide range of platforms from entertainment, games, immersive experiences, merchandise and more to be announced throughout 2024”. Read into that all you will because that is all they are letting us know.

The suggestion is to head to the projects OFFICIAL WEBSITE – there you can sign up to receive updates as things progress.

Sounds like this could be cool. Maybe? We’ll find out together. The folks behind the project promise an active 2024 so – let’s go!

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.