‘Wet Hot American Summer’ (Re) Introduces the Staff in New Promo and Key Art
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?
Returning to the retro vibe of its initial teaser, the latest bit of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp marketing reintroduces some of our favorite staffers from the film (nevermind that decade older bit), while a sprawling piece of key art highlights the entire star-studded cast in a game of tug-of-war.
Acting as a prequel to the 2001 cult classic, First Day of Camp returns the expansive cast of Ant-Man star Paul Rudd, Guardians of the Galaxy voice Bradley Cooper, Parks and Recreation lead Amy Poehler, The Hunger Games player Elizabeth Banks, Marry Me star Ken Marino, Law and Order: SVU legend Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, SNL alum Molly Shannon, Frasier star David Hyde Pierce, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, 30 Rock supporting player Judah Friedlander, Zak Orth, and Marguerite Moreau, and Michael Showalter.
New recruits to Camp Firewood include Michael Cera, Weird Al, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, In A World star Lake Bell, The Interview breakout Randall Park, Glee star Jayma Mays, Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel, The Good Wife star Josh Charles, Richard Schiff, Paul Scheer and director David Wain himself.
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 on July 31.
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