What the world needs more of right now is 90s nostalgia, and thankfully, streaming platform Amazon Prime is delivering, with a reboot of the classic horror drama, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the first teaser has just been released.
Based on the 1997 horror film directed by Jim Gillespie and the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, the new series will share the premise of the original storyline, in which a group of popular teenagers are stalked by a killer a year after a terrible accident on their graduation night. All with a modern twist, of course.
At the helm of the project, which will be released on October 15, is Gossip Girl's Sara Goodman, who is writing and executive producing the show, alongside James Wan (the director behind Saw, The Conjuring and Insidious) and Neal H. Moritz who produced the original 1997 adaptation of the classic novel.
“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,” says Jason Clodfelter, co-president of Sony Pictures TV Studios, who will produce the series alongside 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," continued Albert Chang of Amazon Studios in a statement about the reboot.
In the trailer, set to Olivia Rodrigo’s edgy “Brutal,” stars Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore play highschoolers preparing for the wildest year of their lives – senior year. With graduation just on the horizon, the teens recklessly party it up like there’s no tomorrow – getting in all sorts of messiness.
Watch the teaser, below.
The 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer featured an unbeatable cast of late-90s icons – Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr, and Ryan Phillippe – a tough act for the upcoming series to follow.
Gillespie's film is the latest in a string of 90s classics receiving a modern reboot. The news comes after the announcement that The Craft, the 1996 tale of a teen witch, played by Robin Tunney will be landing on our screens later this month, as well as a She's All That remake featuring Tik Tok star Addison Rae Easterling.