Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Sequel Miniseries Eyes January Start
It’s been some time since we’d heard that Netflix had potentially lined up a prequel series to David Wain and Michael Showalter’s star-studded cult classic ‘Wet Hot American Summer.’ Most of the cast has been said to show interest in a return as well, and now it seems production may move forward on a miniseries as early as January 2015.
Where previously we’d heard that any ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ followup would act as a prequel to the 2001 film, including intentional use of the aging cast in younger roles, a new report from E! suggests the possibility of a straight sequel as well. No one has officially signed to the cast, though production on the miniseries could commence as early as January, according to sources.
For those unfamiliar with the comedy, the original ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ featured a cast of then-affordable stars that included ‘Ant-Man’’s Paul Rudd, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’’s Bradley Cooper, ‘Parks and Recreation’’s Amy Poehler, ‘The Hunger Games’ star Elizabeth Banks, ‘Marry Me’’s Ken Marino, ‘SNL’’s Molly Shannon, ‘Law and Order: SVU’’s Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, ‘Frasier’'s David Hyde Pierce, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’’s Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, and Showalter himself.
A January production start should mean that Netflix will make an official announcement soon, but what do you think? Would you prefer a ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ miniseries revival as a prequel or a sequel?