I Know What You Did Last Summer is coming back in the form of an Amazon series. The first images from the series have surfaced online showcasing many of the characters we'll see in the show. This new series will be eight-episodes and is being produced by horror directing legend James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious).
The stars of the series include Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ashley Moore, Ezekiel Goodman, Cassie Beck, Fiona Rene, Sonya Balmores, Brooke Bloom, Bill Heck, and Sebastian Amoruso.
Based on a 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan, I Know What You Did Last Summer gained popularity with a 1997 film adaptation starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Ryan Phillippe. While the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it was a success at the box office, grossing $125 million worldwide on a $17 million budget. It even garnered two sequels, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.
The series will follow a similar story to the one from the 1997 film. The synopsis reads as: One year after the fatal car accident that haunted their graduation night, a group of teenagers find themselves bound together by a dark secret and stalked by a brutal killer. As they try to piece together who's after them, they reveal the dark side of their seemingly perfect town-and themselves. Everyone is hiding something, and uncovering the wrong secret could be deadly.
Showrunner Sara Goodman provided some hints about what viewers can expect from this series when it premieres on Amazon. Bloody Disgusting says that Goodman describes the series as "Real, dysfunctional, and completely unpredictable" but also promises "drama, a lot of blood, violence, [and] psychological stuff as well."
There will be blood... also I've put little Easter eggs throughout the season for those diehard fans," Goodman said. "[But] you absolutely do not have to have seen the movie or anything else to be a fan of the show. We have eight episodes to explore these characters who are not just running from a stalker, they are also having relationships and having issues with their families, and they are dealing with their fucking lives. There's more than just the mystery of who's after them. It's very much a mystery of who they really are."
Goodman also states that this adaptation will be updated for the times, creating characters who are more than just a standard archetype.
"People are really layered, and everyone has different pieces of themselves they show to different people at different times," Goodman said. "They're much more diverse, and more complicated, and I think the cast is very much representative of those deeper, layered characters. And so is the story. Every episode has a different point of view of what happened that night, before the accident. Will make it much harder to figure out who's after them."
A trailer should premiere soon as we get closer to the release date. The first 5 episodes of I Know What You Did Last Summer will arrive to Amazon on Oct. 15th with new episodes dropping every Friday after that. It will conclude with a hopefully epic and shocking finale on Novemeber 12th.