‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Opens ‘First Day of Camp’ in Gloriously Retro Netflix Trailer
Were there ever any doubt that Wet Hot American Summer would ride again, full cast and all, the first full trailer for Netflix prequel series First Day of Camp has arrived, and in glorious home video quality to boot.
Quality notwithstanding, our first proper look at Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp plays like a VHS ad for the camp, bringing with it new looks at returning stars Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper as camp duo Susie and Ben, along with Paul Rudd’s Andy and Elizabeth Banks’ Lindsay. We also spotted Molly Shannon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino and more, and one or two … let’s say “NSFC” frames.
Also returning from the original 2001 David Wain-Michael Showalter classic are Frasier star David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, 30 Rock standout Judah Friedlander, Christopher Meloni, Zak Orth, and Marguerite Moreau, and Showalter himself. As to the new cast, well, there’s Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, Lake Bell, The Interview star Randall Park, Glee alum Jayma Mays, Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel, The Good Wife star Josh Charles, Richard Schiff, Paul Scheer and director David Wain.
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!
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