It’s comforting when the echoes of summer stretch into fall.
Maybe that’s what will happen when Amazon Prime’s small-screen adaptation of the 1997 slasher hit I Know What You Did Last Summer premieres on the streamer in October, as reported by comicbook.com.
Plot details have been hard to come by so far, but the basic concept of the eight-episode YA series is that it will be a “modern take” on the original film. “In a town full of secrets,” the synopsis explains, “a group of teenagers is stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.”
The series–based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan–stars Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom, Sonya Balmores and Bill Heck.
Craig William Macneill–who directed The Boy and episodes of NOS4A2, Castle Rock and The Twilight Zone reboot—will helm the pilot episode.
Showrunner Sara Goodman expounded a bit on what fans can expect from the TV series. “There will be blood,” she said. “We have eight episodes to explore the characters who are not just running from a stalker, but also having relationships and having issues with their families.”
Goodman added that the show will be about “more than just the mystery of who’s after them–it’s very much a mystery of who they really are.”
The YA horror novel, she said, “was of its time, and the movie was very much of its time. And I wanted to make a show that’s of this time. People are really layered. They’re much more diverse and complicated. And I think this cast is representative of those deeper characters. And so is the story.”
Goodman added that each episode of the series “has a different point of view of what happened that night, before the accident. It will make it much harder to figure out who’s after them.”
The original film–directed by Jim Gillespie from a screenplay by Scream scribe Kevin Williamson–stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. Desperate mixed reviews, the movie was a box office hit, earning $125 million worldwide on a $17-million budget.
With no specific October debut date yet announced, keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this version of I Know What You Did Last Summer.