Wet Hot American Summer was a 2001 comedy from David Wain (Role Models, The State, Stella) set in 1981 and starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Zack Orth, Christoper Meloni, A.D. Miles, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Jon H. Benjamin and Amy Poehler. If that sounds like an A-List cast, that’s because many of the current stars in the group were not so famous or in demand at the time. The film focused on these counselors on the last day of camp at Camp Firewood, one of the jokes being that all the actors were playing well under their age range.
Then, fourteen years later in 2015, Netflix released a prequel in the form of a TV series, making the ages of the cast even more ridiculous, in typical Wain fashion. Joining the original, now star-studded cast in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp were other celebrities including Jason Scwartzman, Jon Slattery, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Randall Park, Michael Cera, Jordan Peele, Kristen Wiig, Paul Scheer, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, and Wain. The series is among the wackiest Netflix has done, as the Wet Hot American Summer franchise is known for its completely out-there, odd humor. It really is an acquired taste.
Now, we have a trailer for a second season of Wet Hot American Summer, subtitled Ten Years Later. That’s right, Wain has pulled a switcheroo, launching our favorite characters into 1991, still hilariously playing characters nearly half their age. Check out the trailer above for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, if you haven’t already.
Sometimes, in order to move forward…you have to go back.
Welcome to the Camp Firewood 10 Year Reunion! From David Wain and Michael Showalter, the filmmakers that brought the original 2001 cult classic and the 2015 acclaimed prequel series by the same name, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is the hilarious new eight-part limited series starring the original cast, plus an all-star lineup of new cast members. 10 Years Older. 10 Years Hotter. 10 Years Wetter.
Returning cast includes A.D. Miles, Amy Poehler, Beth Dover, Chris Meloni, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Nenninger, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, John Early, Josh Charles, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon, Nina Hellman, Paul Rudd, Rich Sommer, Sarah Burns and Zak Orth.
New cast members include Skyler Gisondo, Samm Levine, Mark Feuerstein, Marlo Thomas, Joey Bragg, Jai Courtney, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano? and — surprise! — Adam Scott.
What do you think of the trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later? Are you excited, or do you hate Wain’s style of humor? Let us know in the comment section below!
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp begins streaming on Netflix on August 4, 2017.
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