I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 90’s slasher movie classic and Amazon is planning to relaunch the franchise as a series based on the 1997 film. This is something that fans of the franchise have been eagerly awaiting.
The Illuminerdi has uncovered new character details for the four friends that will be at the center of the series.
I Know What You Did Last Summer Reboot New Characters
The remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer will follow a similar story as the film. In a town full of secrets, four teenagers are being stalked by an unknown killer a year after they were involved in a fatal accident on their graduation night.
The four characters include: Julie James, a 19-year-old who is wracked with guilt after she and her friends hit a pedestrian while driving. She is the only one who wants to go to the police after the accident, but the others manage to talk her out of it. Julie is also dealing with her feelings for her ex-boyfriend, Ray Bronson, who was involved in the accident as well.
Ray Bronson is 19 years old and was driving the car when he and his friends hit the pedestrian. He’s also Julie’s ex-boyfriend.
Helen Shivers is a 19-year-old aspiring actress who just doesn’t have what it takes to make it. She was in the car with her friends on the night of the fatal accident.
Barry Cox is also 19 years old and the owner of the car that Ray was driving when he hit the pedestrian. Barry is dealing with alcohol abuse.
While the formula for I Know What You Did Last Summer is a familiar one, it will be interesting to see the twists and turns that these characters must face in the upcoming series. It looks like I Know What You Did Last Summer will begin production in Hawaii in late January 2021 and will be 8 episodes.
I Know What You Did Last Summer is written and Executive Produced by Sara Goodman (Preacher). Along with Goodman, I Know What You Did Last Summer executive producers include Shay Hatten, Original Film’s Moritz and Pavun Shetty, Erik Feig and Atomic Monster’s James Wan, Rob Hackett and Michael Clear. The series is produced by Sony Pictures TV.
I Know What You Did Last Summer Cinematic History
I Know What You Did Last Summer is not the first horror film penned by Kevin Williamson to get a television remake. Scream was adapted for television by MTV and ran for two seasons before moving to VH1 for a rebooted third season. Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer were major slasher films of the 1990s that grew into impressive franchises. Both franchises have become ingrained in our pop culture and many attribute the resurgence of popularity for the slasher genre to them.
The 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer is adapted from Lois Duncan’s novel of the same name. The original film starred Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Helen Shivers, Ryan Phillippe as Barry Cox, and Freddie Prinze Jr. as Ray Bronson. I Know What You Did Last Summer grossed over $15.8 million on its opening weekend domestically, but the worldwide total gross was over $125.5 million.
An impressive feat given the budget was only about $17 million. I Know What You Did Last Summer held the number one position at the box office for three consecutive weekends including its opening. The film also spawned two sequels I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.
I Know What You Did Last Summer will be released on Amazon Prime. Are you looking forward to the upcoming I Know What You Did Last Summer remake? What do you think about these characters? Who do you think will survive the longest? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media.