The 1990’s are still alive in our hearts and over at Amazon Studios. That’s according to THR, who is reporting that the tech giant has officially put in the order for a young adult television series based I Know What You Did Last Summer. The show will take inspiration from both the 1997 cult classic horror/drama and its source material, the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan. Amazon is looking to put a modern spin on the story of a group of teens who are stalked by a killer on the one-year anniversary of a fatal accident on their graduation night.
The Conjuring and Aquaman director James Wan will executive produce through his Atomic Monster label.
Sara Goodman (Preacher, Gossip Girl) is writing and executive producing the show, which comes from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV. Sony’s Columbia Pictures released the film, which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. and grossed $125 million worldwide.
Added Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios, “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.”
I Know What You Did is one of a host of Amazon series based on well-known IP, ranging from Jack Ryan and Bosch to The Boys to the forthcoming Lord of the Rings.
What do you make of this news? Do you agree with the move to adapt I Know What You Did Last Summer into a television series? Or would you rather see it remain in movie form only? Sound off in the comments below and let me and the rest of the television loving world know your thoughts on the matter!