12:10pm PT by Rick Porter
'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Series a Go at Amazon
Amazon is dipping into the late '90s nostalgia well with a series based on I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The tech giant has greenlit a YA horror drama based on the 1997 movie and its source material, a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan. The show will share a premise with the movie, in which a group of teenagers is stalked by a killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night, but put a modern spin on the material.
Sara Goodman (Preacher, Gossip Girl) is writing and executive producing the show, which comes from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV. Sony's Columbia Pictures released the film, which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. and grossed $125 million worldwide.
"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."
Added Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios, "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 favorite film."
Along with Goodman, executive producers are Shay Hatten, Original Film's Moritz and Pavun Shetty, Erik Feig and Atomic Monster's James Wan, Rob Hackett and Michael Clear.
I Know What You Did is one of a host of Amazon series based on well-known IP, ranging from Jack Ryan and Bosch to The Boys to the forthcoming Lord of the Rings.