Amazon Orders ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV Series
Amazon Studios is getting into the YA horror business, as it’s revealed they have greenlit an ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer‘ tv series.
Based on Lois Duncan’s original 1973 suspense novel, the series will have a similar premise to the 1997 film adaptation, which was also loosely based on the book. After a group of teens cause a fatal accident driving home from partying, one year later, they find themselves stalked by a mysterious killer who leaves them a note saying “I know what you did last summer”.
The series is written by Sara Goodman, who previously served as writer/EP on YA series ‘Gossip Girl’, along with shows such as ‘Preacher’, and the drama ‘Outsiders’. Sony Pictures Television produces the show alongside Original Film.
“The best horror franchises always have another scare coming, and this I Know What You Did Last Summer series from Sara Goodman is a perfectly twisted update to the iconic slasher movie,” commented Albert Cheng, COO and CO-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “Any way you slice it, our global Prime Video customers will love this modern take on the fan-favourite film.”
The series has been kicking around in development for a few years, under Amazon, Sony, and Neal H. Moritz of Original Films, who produced the 1997 movie for Columbia Pictures. Sara Goodman exec produces alongside Shay Hatten, with Moritz & Pavun Shetty for Original Films, and James Wan, Rob Hackett & Michael Clear from Atomic Monster. Erik Feig, who produced the 1997 movie, also EPs.
The original movie premiered in 1997, and starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. It spawned two sequels – ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ in 1998, and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer in 2006.
No news on the cast or when the ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer‘ tv series will premiere on Amazon Prime, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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