Back last year we reported that horror heavy hitter James Wan was set to produce the pilot for a possible “I Know What You Did Last Summer” TV series for Amazon. Today Amazon officially greenlit the show, THR reports.
The series will share a premise with the movie, in which a group of teenagers is stalked by a killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night, but with a fresh new modern spin.
We are thrilled to have I Know What You Did Last Summer with our incredible partners at Amazon Studios,”THR quotes Sony Pictures TV Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter as saying. “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.”
Sara Goodman (Preacher, Gossip Girl) is writing and executive producing the series for Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV. With Wan producing through Atomic Monster banner, along with Rob Hackett and Michael Clear.
The franchise kicked off back in 1997 with I Know What You Did Last Summer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gella, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddy Prinze Jr. The hit movie was directed by Jim Gillespie and was written by Kevin Williamson, based on the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan. It spawned two sequels with the last being released in 2006.
We will keep you posted as more news comes. In the meantime, here’s the original I Know What You Did Last Summer trailer to refresh your memory.