Get Ready for More ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ (Sort of)
The gang’s getting back together, but, like, 10 years later.
Remember at the end of the 2001 comedy Wet Hot American Summer when the Camp Firewood counselors lament the end of the summer and wish it could go on, and Ben (Bradley Cooper) suggests they set a date to reunite in 10 years, “to see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into” and the rest agree but then can’t agree on what time of day they should actually meet? If not, watch above.
Well, WHAS fans can now rejoice! Creators David Wain and Michael Showalter are indeed putting together an eight 30-minute series called Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later to air on Netflix in 2017.
Since the original was set in 1981, Ten Years Later will explore what these guys are up to in 1991. Showalter told EW last summer, “In the movie, it’s decided that they’re going to meet 10 years from now. That would make them in their mid-20s. It would be early ’90s. It was the grunge era. […] I think there’s something there. I wouldn’t mind seeing them as quasi-adults.”
The cult classic was revived last summer with a prequel Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which showed what happened at the beginning of that fateful summer in Maine, and included many of the original cast members such as Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and others.
Although there is no cast announced yet for Ten Years Later, one hopes they might all return for the reunion – and why wouldn’t they? This Wet Hot stuff is way too good to pass up.