It seems like Amazon is feeling the nostalgia for the 90’s as it greenlights the I Know What You Did Last Summer series.
Another teen horror franchise from the 90’s is getting the television treatment. It is being described as a modern take on the 90’s classic horror movie, which was originally based off of Louis Duncan’s 1973 novel.
Like the movie, the show will follow a group of teenagers as they’re hunted down, one by one, by a mysterious killer one year after a fatal accident that takes place on the night of their graduation.
The original I Know What You Did Last Summer was released in 1997 and was directed by Jim Gillespie, written by Kevin Williamson, and starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prince Jr. Basically the 4 hottest “teens” of their time guaranteed to pack the theaters.
This is the second time one of Williamson’s horror movies is turning into a TV show. An adaptation of Scream ran for two seasons on MTV before moving to VH1 for its rebooted third season, which aired last summer.
Amazon is teaming with Sony Pictures TV to bring the horror series to life.
“We are thrilled to have I Know What You Did Last Summer with our incredible partners at Amazon Studios,” Sony Pictures Television Studios Co-President Jason Clodfelter said in the press release. “Neal Moritz and Original Films’ development consistently fires on all cylinders and that is proven once again with Sara Goodman’s contemporary and pulsating character weaving suspense thriller.”
As the project was just officially announced there hasn’t been any casting news or a date for when the show will premiere on Amazon.