In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Sex and the City revival is strutting its way to HBO Max (sans Samantha)
  • Amazon’s YA I Know What You Did Last Summer gains new victims
  • Sam Esmail‘s Acts of Crime is picked up to pilot
  • The Dexter revival casts a Mandalorian star
  • Watch the trailer for Losing Alice
  • And more!

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I Know What You Did Last Summer series

The teen slasher movie I Know What You Did Last Summer was a very big deal to teens in the late 1990s due to its hooky premise and hot cast of young stars, and Hollywood has been struggling to figure out how to breathe life back into that stagnant franchise for years. Now it seems that Amazon has finally figured out how to make it happen, because a TV version for Amazon Prime Video has officially received a greenlight.

And while Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) was once on board as the writer, the project now has some fresh blood in that department.
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(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. This week, we go digging for secrets with a hook.)

Ah, the ’90s. The decade that brought us Beanie Babies and Limp Bizkit also saw a rebirth of sorts for big-screen slashers. After withering away throughout the 80s the genre got a major boost with the arrival of Wes Craven’s Scream (1996) which delivered memorable kills with style, wit, and a hot cast of hot young hotties for all tastes. The film was quickly followed with a wave of less stylish, less witty horror films packed with young stars including The Faculty (1998), Disturbing Behavior (1998), Urban Legend (1998), and new entries in venerable franchises like Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

One of the more directly influenced new arrivals, though, was 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. It was a big hit and a year later was followed by the perfectly titled I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, which while still a hit, was a decidedly smaller one. The franchise sat silent for eight years, but in 2006 someone remembered they still owned the rights and bam! A few days later they had a DTV sequel ready to go. Let’s check it out together, shall we?

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I know what you did last summer tv series

Remember I Know What You Did Last Summer? The teen slasher flick in which the Gorton’s Fisherman tried to murder Jennifer Love Hewitt? It’s back – in TV pilot form. Reports reveal an I Know What You Did Last Summer TV series is currently in the works at Amazon, and filmmaker James Wan will be producing the project.

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Billy Crudup in The Flash

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to say hello to warmer weather, and goodbye to a few movies on Netflix. If you have any of the following films in your queue, and have yet to get around to watching them, you might want to carve out some time. These are best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in May 2019.

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 know what you did last summer remake

Well, it’s official. Hollywood has apparently exhausted all of the classic horror remakes of the Seventies and Eighties because they’ve moved to the Nineties. Sony Pictures has begun to develop a remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer, the 1997 hit originally written by Scream writer Kevin Williamson. The remake will be written and produced by Oculus filmmaker Mike Flanagan, based on the 1974 novel by Lois Duncan that inspired Williamson’s script. Sony wants the film on the fast track for release in 2016. Read More »