The young adult horror drama series will be written and produced by Sara Goodman, of 'Preacher' and 'Gossip Girl' fame.
In welcome proof that god has after all not abandoned us fully in this otherwise horrible, horrible year, late '90s shitty horror classic I Know What You Did Last Summer will be getting a 2020 series reboot thanks to everyone’s favourite lazy-eyed billionaire and his lovely little multinational conglomerate.
That’s right horror fiends, Amazon has greenlit a young adult horror drama series adaptation based on the classic late '90s film, which, if you haven’t seen, we highly recommend you watch over Halloween.
The series is also set to take inspiration from the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, which was the source material for the 1997 film. With a star-studded line up of late '90s heartthrobs Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr, and Ryan Phillippe, the $125 million-grossing film will be a tough act to follow, but judging by Goodman’s past work, the series looks in safe hands.
“We are thrilled to have I Know What You Did Last Summer with our incredible partners at Amazon Studios,” said Sony Pictures TV Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter. "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.”
Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios added, “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 favourite film.”
With the Candyman sequel, Halloween sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot, Chucky TV series set to release in 2021, and Scream 5 releasing in 2022, it seems we’re on the cusp of a new golden age of horror slasher films (and double checking if the back door is locked), and honestly, we’re all for it.
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