Harper’s Island – The first slasher film television series?

i can’t think of any precedent for harper’s island, a show that cbs will soon start airing. freddy’s nightmares and friday the 13th: the series leap to mind as possible candidates, but while those were television shows based on existing slasher franchises, i don’t think either qualifies as a “slasher television series.” which, unless i’m misinterpreting the synopsis below, is exactly what harper’s island is.

HARPER’S ISLAND is about a group of family and friends who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Seattle for a destination wedding. This island is famous for a streak of unsolved murders from seven years ago. Although they’ve come to laugh and to love, what they don’t know is they’ve also come… to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival.

In every episode, someone is killed and every person is a suspect, from the wedding party to the island locals. By the end of the 13 episodes, all questions will be answered, the killer will be revealed and only a few will survive.

Don’t miss the broadcast premiere of HARPER’S ISLAND on Thursday, April 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

5 Responses to Harper’s Island – The first slasher film television series?

  1. Wings says:

    I am looking forward to this, hoping it is good and hoping CBS airs it to the end, no matter the ratings.

    But, as for “Friday the 13th: The Series” being based on the movies, it wasn’t. It shared the name and not much else. It was a great show, however, in it’s own right.

  2. Corey says:

    yes, i remember ‘friday the 13th: the series.’ apart from the occasional shot of a hockey mask in the pawn shop, there wasn’t much of a connection to jason. i suppose i was using ‘based on’ rather loosely… i guess i should have said ‘vaguely associated with’ or ‘blatantly using the title of to trick people into watching.’

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