The long-gestating plans to turn the hit 1997 teen-slasher flick I Know What You Did Last Summer into a “YA horror series” just moved along one big step closer to reality: Variety is reporting that Amazon Studios has given the idea a series order. If the adaptation idea sounds a little out there, it’s worth remembering that the ’90s movie was itself an adaptation of the 1973 YA suspense novel of the same name by Lois Duncan.
Sara Goodman (Preacher) will write and co-executive produce the series. Shay Hatten (John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum) will also co-executive produce, joined by James Wan (Aquaman). The new series sounds like a back-to-basics approach featuring the same premise as the movie (via Variety): “In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.” Based on initial–though still sparse–details, the series will be a modern update sticking to the original formula.
“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,” said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television for Amazon Studios. “Any way you slice it, our global Prime Video customers will love this modern take on the fan favorite film.”