That time of year is upon us again, as this coming Thursday, July 14 sees the announcement of the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations, in a field that seems tougher by each year. Favorites like Game of Thrones hit new levels of spectacle this year, while newcomers like UnREAL and Mr. Robot could split the nominations wide open.
Wet Hot American Summer
Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel First Day of Camp pulled off a herculean enough task in reuniting such a broad and prolific cast, few necessarily expected to pull it off again so soon with a Ten Years Later sequel series. According to original star and Stella partner Michael Ian Black however, near of the entire cast has again signed on to reprise their roles.
The unadulterated commitment of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel series First Day of Camp helped the star-studded David Wain comedy avoid the typical reunion pitfalls, enough that we’re going to do again! Yes, Camp Firewood will return to complete its Wet Hot American Summer with a proper sequel series, this time picking up Ten Years Later.
Half the gag of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer revival lies in actors having (visibly) aged an additional 14 years since the 2001 cult classic, despite playing the same characters on their First Day of Camp. Now, a new featurette for Netflix revival sees the cast reflecting on the decade-plus gap, including that mystery which eludes us all: Why doesn’t Paul Rudd age?
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.
If all the teen sex on display through the original Wet Hot American Summer wasn’t enough to fondle your sweaters, imagine Camp Firewood at the start of the season. Or rather, listen in by Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’s new Netflix motion poster. Headphones may be advised.
Sure, the cast of Wet Hot American Summer may have made themselves known back in 2001, and you’ve potentially heard of a few of them during the intervening 14 years, but what better way to prepare for the First Day of Camp than to meet them all again, a decade olde .. er, a summer younger?
No one knew for certain if Wet Hot American Summer could pull off its prequel reunion series on Netflix, but by the full trailer, the First Day of Camp looks like everything we’ve dreamed. See the star-studded cast reunited (and joined by some other ridiculously famous folk) for our first official trailer, along with a slick new poster!
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.
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.