The all-star cast of cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer is coming together yet again for a new 10-year reunion series.
The 2001 film, featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler, among others, was a box office flop upon its release, but it has become a DVD favourite over the years, prompting creators David Wain and Michael Showalter to get the gang back together for an eight-episode TV series, titled Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, which premiered last summer (15) on Netflix.
And now bosses at the Internet streaming service have decided to give fans even more of their favourite camp counsellors in a new series, titled Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
While First Day Of Camp served as a prequel to the movie about life at a fictional early-1980s Jewish summer camp, Ten Years Later will follow-up with characters a decade after they attended Camp Firewood.
The new series was actually set up by Cooper’s character in the original film, as he proposes to his fellow counsellors, “Let’s all promise that in 10 years from today, we’ll meet again, and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into.”
Creators Showalter and Wain will be back to write the eight new episodes, with Wain directing. While casting has yet to be confirmed, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni and Michael Ian Black are also expected to return for the new project.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is slated to premiere in 2017.