- The cast of the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” reboot said they bet on who the killer was.
- The series’ lead, Madison Iseman, told Insider that the cast was not told who the killer was.
- She added that her guess was “completely wrong” but she worked it out when they shot episode six.
Amazon Prime’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer” star Madison Iseman told a roundtable interview attended by Insider that the cast of the show had “bets” on who the killer would be whilst filming the show.
The series adapts the same novel as the classic 1997 slasher movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The story follows a group of friends who are hunted down by a serial killer a year after they accidentally kill a person and hide the body. In the new adaptation, Iseman plays two lead characters, twins Lennon and Alison.
When asked when she learned who the killer was, Iseman said: “It was all a surprise to us how this whole thing ends but we were having bets on set as far as who we thought the killer was. I was completely wrong and I swore I knew and I thought I had it but I didn’t.”
Iseman’s co-star Brianne Tju, who was also present at the roundtable, added: “I have to say my first guess was pretty good and then throughout the course of shooting… because that’s what our show does so beautifully: misdirection. You think you’ve pinned it, you know who it is, and then maybe the next episode it’s like, ‘Woah no it’s definitely this person.'”
“You get a little bit of whiplash but in the best possible way,” Tju continued. “I think my first guess was pretty good, I was misdirected but then by episode six, I think we all figured it out.”
Polygon reported that during a New York Comic Con virtual panel, the series’ creator Sara Goodman said that she deliberately kept the mystery hidden from the cast members.
“I didn’t want anyone to know [who the killer is] until the last minute,” She said (Via Polygon). “Even on a subconscious level. I didn’t want anyone to be reacting to that actor differently. I felt like it was very very important that everybody not know until they had to know – which made everybody crazy.”
The new series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime on October 15th. The first four episodes will be released at once, followed by weekly episode releases.