The hook-wielding killer from I Know What You Did Last Summer will return this fall to get fans excited for Halloween. Amazon’s upcoming YA mystery thriller series based on the 1997 slasher movie and the original 1973 novel by Lois Duncan received an October release date during Amazon’s Comic-Con @ Home panel.
Like the movie before it, I Know What You Did Last Summer revolves around a group of teenagers stalked by a mysterious killer one year after a fatal accident occurs on their graduation night. The series stars Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom and Bill Heck. Sonya Balmores and Spencer Sutherland are set to recur.
We don’t know the exact date the show will come out in October, but since it’s meant to set the stage for the Halloween season, I’m assuming it will probably come out within the first few weeks of the month.
What can fans expect from I Know What You Did Last Summer?
You can watch the full interview that show creator Sarah Goodman did in the above video. She talks about what diehard fans of the franchise can expect from the series versus newcomers. You don’t need to have watched any of the previous films or read the novel to get into the show, but Goodman does promise that there are some easter eggs for fans spread out through the course of the eight episodes.
Fans can also rest assured that “there will be blood,” and lots of it. So, even though the show is on a streaming platform, that doesn’t mean it’s going to lose the expected appeal of a slasher!
However, apart from the easter eggs, this show presents an original cast of characters and a story. Goodman talks about how the novel and film were both of their time, so we’re getting a modernized approach which means new people and story elements rather than a remake of what we’ve already seen.
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I Know What You Did Last Summer premieres exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in October 2021.