Following the recent Netflix spin-off prequel series based on the cult-hit comedy from screenwriters David Wain and Michael Showalter, Wet Hot American Summer has returned to the mainstream on the small screen with a bit of a bang. Featuring the original film’s cast in mock portrayal of their younger selves, not to mention an entire coterie of bizarre cameos and throw-away walk-ons, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp thrilled die hard fans of the original film from 2001 – offering much of the same off-brand humor and bizarre hijinks.
On the heels of the success of First Day of Camp (as was co-written and directed by Wain), Netflix has now ordered another eight episodes of Wet Hot American Summer entertainment. The sequel series is currently titled Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later and is due to arrive on Netflix in 2017.
Those viewers who have seen Wet Hot American Summer no doubt remember one of the more touching moments (see above) that occurs as a sort of coda to the otherwise uproarious comedy, with the crew of Camp Firewood counselors huddled together on the front porch of one of the many residential cabins. After lamenting the end of their days together as young adult Summer vacation mentors, Michael Ian Black as McKinley declares that they should all reunite ten years later at that very spot when each of them are in their late twenties. It looks like the characters will indeed do just that, in Ten Years Later.
Obviously much of the humor of the original film came from many of the actors portraying characters that were supposed to be several years their juniors in biological age, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp did the same thing with the same cast over ten years after the fact. Implementing that same overtly comical premise for further comic gain once more, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later should offer a sequel series to the feature film much in keeping with irreverent spirit of the property as it has been presented to audiences thus far.
Provided the fact that showrunners Wain and Showalter can round the entire cast and crew back for another original production based on the outstanding property, fans of Wet Hot American Summer should have another entry in the eponymous franchise to sink their teeth into in due time. Until the show premieres on Netflix sometime next year, fans of the original cult-hit comedy can begin anticipating further joie de vivre soon to come.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017.
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