'I Know What You Did Last Summer': Amazon's reboot lands in time for spooky season

Relive that '90s goodness this Halloween season with the 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Amazon remake

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2021 is officially the year of the reboot. I Know What You Did Last Summer, Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television's latest release, is another nod to our infatuation with the 1990s, and it gives us another opportunity to feel nostalgic. 

Just in time for Halloween, the streaming service will delight a new generation of horror enthusiasts with a modern retelling of the 1997 film. The stakes are high, the tension is palpable and no one seems to be telling the truth. 

After a serious case of déjà vu—He's All That on Netflix, the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max—it's only fitting that we breathe new life into an old-school scary story. It's time to ring in the spooky season accordingly, folks. 

'I Know What You Did Last Summer': Amazon's trailer

Graduation night goes horrifically wrong and forever haunts a group of teens who were just about to embark on a new chapter of their lives. Check out what the four-episode reboot has in store for fans. It's "lit"...or so the characters originally thought. 

'I Know What You Did Last Summer' reboot cast

  • Johnny (Sebastian Amoruso)
  • Courtney (Cassie Beck)
  • Clara (Brooke Bloom)
  • Dylan (Ezekiel Goodman)
  • Bruce (Bill Heck)
  • Lennon/Allison (Madison Iseman)
  • Riley (Ashley Moore)
  • Lyla (Fiona Rene)
  • Margot (Brianne Tju)

'I Know What You Did Last Summer' plot

Taking cues from the late '90s flick and the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, Sara Goodman wrote and executive produced I Know What You Did Last Summer 2021. She's the brains behind the original Gossip Girl, so young fans will be in good hands. 

There's a modern, Gen Z take on the story, but the premise remains the same: teens cannot forget the tragic car accident that took place the night of their graduation. They're all connected by a secret from that evening, and even being followed by a killer. But as each member of the group tries to uncover what's going on, it appears no one is trustworthy. 

How to watch 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' 2021

Those with Amazon Prime subscriptions will be able to tune in on Friday, October 15 for the four-episode drop. Then, as the Halloween season continues, fans will be treated to a new episode every Friday, ending on November 12, 2021. 

Want another way to access the scary drama if you're not in the US (or one of the 240 territories and countries where the show will premiere)? Try a VPN. 

VPNs allow you to change your IP address so, no matter where you are, you can access the same streaming services that you've already paid for and watch your favorite TV. Our pick of VPN is ExpressVPN.

Who's ready to find out what happened last summer?

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.