It took 14 years, but the cast of cult classic Wet Hot American Summer has finally reassembled on Netflix for the First Day of Camp. It’s hard to know how well the 2001 film will hold up as an eight-episode series, but the first magnificent photos of the star-studded cast stuffing themselves into the old costume are everything we dreamed of.
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Netflix has a major year ahead of it, even after this past weekend’s debut of House of Cards Season 3, and at last we know its summer plans. Not only will Orange is the New Black Season 3 premiere in June, but so too has Netflix set an official premiere date for the Wachowski’s Sense8, and upcoming prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
Just when you thought Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’ miniseries couldn’t get any bigger, after a first teaser confirming the star-studded cast’s return, Camp Firewood might well explode. In addition to the many guest stars already joining the ranks, so too will Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, and Jason Schwartzman buddy up for Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ revival.
As if any disbelief over Netflix’s impending ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ revival miniseries lingered, the streaming service has already taken us back to Camp Firewood to rejoin the cast. See the first teaser for Netflix’s apt and newly-named ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,’ confirming the entire cast’s return as early as this summer!
Just when you thought the cast of cult classic ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ returning for Netflix’s sequel series was bananas enough, the star-studded ensemble adds even more to its ranks. Headed to camp for Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ revival are ‘Mad Men’ star John Slattery, ‘In A World’'s Lake Bell, ‘The Interview’'s Randall Park, ‘SNL’'s Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel…it’s a lot, guys. Just a big, big cast.
It’s officially official, Netflix has become the patron saint of revivals. After the streaming service pulled a dead dove out of the hat to revive ‘Arrested Development,’ star-studded 2001 cult classic ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ has been set as a limited series revival, with near of the entire cast set to return. This news tastes like a burger, but we still like it.
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 mini-series as early as January 2015.
Netflix has long since earned its reputation as the patron saint of canceled TV series, owing to its resurrections of both 'Arrested Development' and 'The Killing,' but the latest property pulled from the scrap heap is wet, hot, and altogether unexpected. Might Netflix look to reunite the A-list (and 40+) cast of cult classic 'Wet Hot American Summer' for a prequel TV series?