‘Wet Hot’ Star Michael Ian Black Says Entire Cast Returning for ‘Ten Years Later’
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.
Take this with a grain of salt for the moment, as Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later may outlive certain Camp Firewood characters, or perhaps not include the same comedic heavy-hitters that only joined for First Day of Camp. Still, in conversation with Business Insider, Michael Ian Black revealed his long-established knowledge of the sequel series, as well as the intent to reprise all of the core cast:
I’ve sort of known about it for several months. I haven’t talked to [creators] David Wain and Michael Showalter too much about it in terms of what they’re thinking about storylines. But as far as I know, everybody is doing it. I don’t think they’d want to do it if the vast majority of the original cast weren’t on board. As far as I know, everyone’s doing it.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will pick up where the original 2001 movie left off, notably with the star-studded cast of campers and counselors meeting up for a ten-year reunion. Michael Showalter and David Wain will again write, with Wain onboard to direct the 8-episode, half-hour series premiering in 2017.
First Day of Camp returned the expansive cast of Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, Judah Friedlander, Zak Orth, Marguerite Moreau, and Michael Showalter. Added into the mix were Michael Cera, Weird Al, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, Lake Bell, Jordan Peele, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel, Josh Charles, Richard Schiff, Paul Scheer and director David Wain himself.
In the meantime, watch the 10 Years Later, First Day of Camp and original trailers below.