It’s been a while since anything was said about the I Know What You Did Last Summer TV show, but thanks to Amazon’s [email protected] panel, showrunner Sara Goodman teased what can be expected from the James Wan-produced series that we now know will hit Amazon Prime Video in October 2021. It’s been about six months since news came out about who would star in the series, including Madison Iseman, Biranne Tju, Sonya Balmores, and Spencer Sutherland, but that was the last bit of information until today’s announcement.
Sara Goodman called the Amazon Prime series “real, dysfunctional and completely unpredictable”. While that sounds great, unpredictability in anything rooted in an older franchise usually means changes have been made, and fans of an older franchise really don’t like change. However, she also promised that the show would contain “a lot of blood, violence and psychological stuff”, which should be enough to appease many fans of the original.
“There will be blood… also I’ve been laying little Easter eggs all season for diehard fans,” Goodman said. “[But] you definitely don’t need to have seen the movie or anything else to be a fan of the show. We have eight episodes to explore these characters who are not only on the run from a stalker, they also have relationships and problems with their family, and they deal with their fucking lives. There is more than just the mystery of who is after them. It’s very much a mystery of who they really are.”
Goodman continued: “The novel was of its time, and the movie was very much of its time, and I wanted to make a show that is of this time. And so nobody is just a jock. Nobody is just a smart girl. Nobody is just a bitch. People are really layered, and everyone has different pieces of themselves that they show to different people at different times. They’re much more diverse and complex, and I think the cast is very representative of those deeper, layered characters And so is the story. Each episode has a different point of view of what happened that night before the accident. Will make it much harder to figure out who’s after them.”
I know what you did last summer began life as a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, and was previously made into a 1997 film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt, which spawned two sequels. The new series, such as scream before it, the premise will expand to a long format. The story is about a group of teenagers who are stalked by a killer a year after they knock over and kill someone on the night of their graduation. Whether this new version will bring something new to the table or just drag a 90-minute movie premise into a full-season show will soon be revealed. Since the series will premiere in October, we can expect a trailer to be released very soon.
Topics: I Know What You Did Last Summer, Amazon Prime, [email protected], Comic Con