The series is a modern retelling of the famous suspense novel of the same name, that was made into the hit 1997 film.
Lois Duncan’s 1973 young adult suspense novel I Know What You Did Last Summer was adapted into a successful film franchise that has chilled fans of the genre to the bone. And more than two decades later, the scream-fest has been reimagined into an Amazon original series, set in the modern-day.
Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television have produced the series. Erik Feig and Neal H. Moritz, who produced the 1997 film are executive producers on the series too, along with James Wan, who is well-known for helming the nauseatingly scary horror-thriller Saw.
The 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer featured Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Ryan Philippe in key roles. The film gave way to two sequels, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer in 1998, and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer that released in 2006 in the direct-to-DVD format.
When will the series release?
The series is set to release during Halloween, on October 15 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The first four episodes of the first season will drop on the day. And new episodes will drop every Friday on the popular streaming platform, until the season finale on November 12.
Who are the cast and characters of the series?
Sebastian Amoruso, who is known for starring in the musicals Heathers the Musical and Prom Queen will play Johnny in the series, while Broadway actress Cassie Beck, who has acted in Joe Bell and is seen on NBC’s comedy Connecting, will play Courtney. Brooke Bloom will essay Clara in the series while Ezekiel Goodman will play Dylan. Bill Heck, Madison Iseman will most probably play the lead, as per Deadline. Ashley Moore will star as Riley and Fiona Rene will play Lyla. Brianne Tju will play Margot.
Watch the trailer that is put together to the soundtrack of Olivia Rodrigo’s Brutal.
What is the plot of the series?
The plot follows a group of friends and teenagers who accidentally kill a person in a hit-and-run accident and their past catches back with them in a murderous spree. The official synopsis of the show states that a group of teens are stalked, haunted and hunted down by a merciless killer, one year after a fateful night on their graduation day that bound them in a ‘dark secret’ thereafter. While they try to get to the bottom of the killer, the ‘perfect town’ spills out its murky secrets to a deadly end.
Sara Goodman, the executive producer of the series who has also written it, revealed during the Amazon panel Comic-Con@Home 2021 that the characters in the TV adaptation are not stock stereotypes but ‘layered.’ “Everyone has different pieces of themselves they show to different people at different times,” she said at the panel. Here, they are not just running for their dear lives from a killer but also tied in a mystery about ‘who they really are,’ as they are also simultaneously navigating relationships, complex family issues, and life.