Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Heads to Second Base in First Clip
Apart from the gargantuan task of reassembling the stars of Wet Hot American Summer for Netflix’s First Day of Camp, we have to wonder if the new series could recapture that same chemistry. Wonder no more, as Elizabeth Banks headlines the first official clip of our return to Camp Firewood, and things are getting Wet Hot, and perhaps American already. Also, Summer.
Our first full look at the new series sees Lindsay (Banks) recruiting J.J. (Zak Orth) for a mission to a haunted locale, albeit with a bit of coaxing. The clip also notes “The Art of Negotiation” as “Lesson 12,” suggesting we’ll have a few more lessons before all episodes are released this coming Friday.
Serving as a prequel to the 2001 cult classic, First Day of Camp returns the expansive cast of Ant-Man star Paul Rudd, Guardians of the Galaxy voice Bradley Cooper, Parks and Recreation lead Amy Poehler, The Hunger Games player Elizabeth Banks, Marry Me star Ken Marino, Law and Order: SVU legend Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, SNL alum Molly Shannon, Frasier star David Hyde Pierce, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, 30 Rock supporting player Judah Friedlander, Zak Orth, Marguerite Moreau, and Michael Showalter.
New recruits to Camp Firewood include Michael Cera, Weird Al, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, In A World star Lake Bell, The Interview breakout Randall Park, Glee star Jayma Mays, Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel, The Good Wife star Josh Charles, Richard Schiff, Paul Scheer and director David Wain himself.
The 8-episode series will act as a prequel to the original (despite actors being 14 years older), taking place on the First Day of Camp, as opposed to the 2001 film’s last. Wain and Showalter will also write and direct the new 8-episode follow-up, all episodes going online July 31.
Return to Camp Firewood by the above and below teasers, and count down the days to Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp on July 31.
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