The premise of the series is said to be a modern take on the original film, which was about a group of four friends who accidentally hit and kill a man on their graduation night. Rather than report the crime the teenagers decide to dump the body and keep what happened that night a secret. A year later, they are being stalked by a killer who knows what they did and is out for revenge.
The series has been in development at Amazon for the past couple years with the film’s original producer, Neal H. Moritz. The series seemed to be stuck in limbo until James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious) joined the project last year.
Sara Goodman (Preacher) is reported to be writing and executive producing the show, along with Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures TV, and Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions.
COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios, Albert Cheng, had this to say about the series:
“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.”
The original 1997 film was written by Kevin Williamson and starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr. The film went on to spawn two sequels, ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ and ‘I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.’
This is not the first horror movie written by Williamson to be turned into a TV series, as in 2015 Williamson’s Scream hit the small screen.
The project is still in early development and it’s unknown if the season will be an expanded retelling of the original movie, or if it will be based around a new murder. Horror Facts will be sure to keep you informed as new information becomes available.