Way back in 2001 there was a wet hot American summer. Or, rather there was a film released called “Wet Hot American Summer” – a hilarious spoof of so many 80’s holiday camps. The film was set on the last day of Camp Firewood with various counsellors trying to complete their business… 14 years later and we were treated to a Netflix Original Series of “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” – a prequel series that, you guessed it, was based around the first day of Camp Firewood. The beautiful part being that the original cast played their old parts – so older cast members were playing the younger versions of themselves – it can make it confusing to watch at times though when 35 year olds are playing the parts of 16 year olds!
Today, Netflix have released a trailer for another series – this time based after the original movie: “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”. The new series, due to arrive on August 4th, sees the counsellors, again played by the original cast, meet up for a 10 year reunion. You can see the trailer after the announcement text below:
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.