If the Scream franchise can make another comeback — and, come January 2022, it will again — then another late 90s horror series can pop up again, too. Both Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer were penned by the same screenwriter, they each followed slashers terrorising teens and, on-screen, they pushed Party of Five cast members to the fore. Now, as Scream already did between 2015–19, I Know What You Did Last Summer is heading to the small screen.
We know what you’ll be doing this spring, clearly. Once again, Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name will come to life — and yes, a car accident will play a pivotal part here as well. This time, the show’s group of teenagers find themselves being stalked by a killer a year after their graduation night turned bloody.
You know how it goes from there, with I Know What You Did Last Summer‘s central characters forced to try to stay alive while they’re also still attempting to hide their secret — and they need to work out who’s swinging weapons their way, obviously. To flesh out the underlying concept over the course of the series, this version of the story is set to ponder everything else that lurks in the key figures’ seemingly perfect town, so it’s taking a few more cues from Scream there as well.
On-screen, Madison Iseman (Jumanji: The Next Level), Bill Heck (Locke & Key), Brianne Tju (47 Metres Down: Uncaged), Ezekiel Goodman (Dragonfly), Ashley Moore (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping), Sebastian Amoruso (Solve), Fiona Rene (Underwater), Cassie Beck (Joe Bell) and Brooke Bloom (The Sinner) will be endeavouring to survive — or, maybe one of them is the killer? Australian director and horror genre hitmaker James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw, Insidious) executive produces the series, while Sara Goodman is in the writer’s chair.
Amazon Prime Video will start airing I Know What You Did Last Summer from Friday, October 15, with new episodes dropping weekly until Friday, November 12. The streaming platform has also just dropped an initial teaser trailer, if you’re wondering how the premise shapes up almost a quarter-century after the original film. And no, there’s no word if Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe or Freddie Prinze Jr will make cameos in the series.
Check out the first teaser trailer below:
I Know What You Did Last Summer starts streaming via Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 15.
Published on September 21, 2021 by Sarah Ward