1997’s teen slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer became a classic hit—and now, Amazon Studios plans to adapt it into a YA TV series. The premise will be the same as the movie and its source material, a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan. A group of teenagers in a small town are stalked by a killer, a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. The new horror series will be written by Sara Goodman (Gossip Girl, Preacher).
Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV are producing the show, with executive producers Goodman, Shay Hatten (originally a writer for the series), Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty from Original Film (the creators of Amazon Prime series The Boys), and Atomic Monster’s James Wan (Saw, Aquaman director), Rob Hackett, and Michael Clear, and Erik Feig.
“We are thrilled to have I Know What You Did Last Summer with our incredible partners at Amazon Studios,” said Sony Pictures TV Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter. “Neal Moritz and Original Film’s development consistently fires on all cylinders and that is proven once again with Sara Goodman’s contemporary and pulsating character weaving suspense thriller.”
Both Neal Moritz and Erik Feig had also produced the 1997 movie for Sony’s Columbia Pictures—which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prize Jr. Directed by Jim Gillespie and written by Kevin Williamson, grossed $125 million worldwide.
“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. Any way you slice it, our global Prime Video customers will love this modern take on the fan favorite film.“,” said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios.
So far, no news on the casting or when the production will start has been released.