The series, based on Lois Duncan’s novel of the same name, was touted as a modern update of the 1997 film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
I Know What You Did Last Summer is the latest in the long list of streaming shows who did not make it past its debut season. It was announced that Amazon Prime Video cancelled the slasher series after one season.
The news was first reported in Deadline. The series is based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name and follows the story of a group of teenagers who become involved in a fatal car accident on their graduation night, which they cover up after they realise they had inadvertently killed a person. But a year after their gruesome incident, they become the target of a sinister killer who starts stalking them and who seems to be aware of their dark secret.
The series starred Madison Iseman, Bill Heck, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, and Brooke Bloom. It had prolific horror filmmaker James Wan as an executive producer. The eight part series, which had premiered on Amazon Prime Video on October 15 last year, had received mixed reviews.
The series was touted to be a modern day adaptation of the 1997 film of the same name which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Although the film, directed by Jim Gillespie, did not manage to wow critics, it had become a hit at the box office and spawned two sequels titled I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) and I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006). The 1997 film and its 2006 sequel are available to stream on Netflix.