Following the recent announcement from Netflix regarding the 2017 follow-up sequel series to the cult-hit comedy franchise Wet Hot American Summer, fans of the film written and directed by David Wain have been left wondering which members of the original cast are slated to return for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. Just last year, Netflix released the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp to notable acclaim, all while featuring the return of the entirety of the property's core performers.
It would be out of keeping with the basic spirit and premise of Camp Firewood if everyone featured thus far as camp counselors and juvenile campers alike weren't slated to return for the sequel series. The latest word from one of the property's star players has it that such will fortunately be the case with Ten Years Later.
During a recent conversation with Business Insider, franchise star Michael Ian Black made it known that he is fairly certain that everyone from the original film and subsequent prequel series will return in Wet American Summer: Ten Years Later. According to Black, the entire project is going to be something that will provide, "An opportunity to hang out with people you know you already like and to revisit characters you’re familiar with in a world you think is funny," making it a no-brainer when it comes to signing on for the upcoming show. As far as the rest of the program's central cast is concerned, Black stated:
"I’ve sort of known about it for several months. I haven’t talked to [creators] David Wain and Michael Showalter too much about it in terms of what they’re thinking about storylines. But as far as I know, everybody is doing it. I don’t think they’d want to do it if the vast majority of the original cast weren’t on board. As far as I know, everyone’s doing it."
On that note, Wet Hot American Summer fans can finally anticipate the long awaited reunion of its star characters previously intimated in one of the final moment's from the original Wet Hot American Summer film. Even if everyone can't commit to being on the set for the entirety of the show's eight-episode shoot, it's more likely than not that those actors with scheduling conflicts will be slated to appear in certain episodes plot-lines in order to provide some professional flexibility (as was the case with several performers on First Day of Camp).
Even if you're not a die hard fan of Wain and his crew of cast members pulled largely from the 1990s MTV sketch comedy show The State, the possibility of another installment from Netflix that takes place in the Wet Hot American Summer universe should prove to be passingly amusing at the very least. Until Ten Years Later finally sees release sometime next year, here's to further stumbles and misadventures amidst the reunion of the former counselors at Camp Firewood.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will see release on Netflix sometime in 2017.
Source: Business Insider