Originally released theatrically way back in 2001, the David Wain directed studio comedy Wet Hot American Summer has since become the epitome of a cult-hit phenomenon. Featuring several members of the cast and crew of the hit MTV sketch comedy series The State, the original film struggled at the box office initially, but has since spawned it own rabid fan base who devoured all eight episodes of the spin-off prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, that aired on Netflix in 2015.
Now it would appear that another series order based on the cult-hit comedy property is in the offing in the form of a spin-off sequel comprising another eight individual episodes on Netflix in the form of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. The entire cast and crew from the original movie are already onboard to return, including director David Wain and co-creator Michael Showalter, and the latest word has the show all set to being production with the addition of a certain Hollywood starlet.
According to Deadline, Alyssa Milano (Charmed) has just signed on to appear in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later on Netflix in a role that has yet to be announced. Furthermore, franchise lead actor Michael Ian Black has just revealed via a candid selfie posted to his personal Twitter account that filming has officially begun on the eight episode spin-off sequel series. Check out Black's Twitter post below:
First day shooting new season of "Wet Hot American Summer." Just as fun as I remember! pic.twitter.com/gvkm5fBl9t
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 19, 2016
Given the impressive roster of returning franchise regulars who will be making an appearance in this sequel series, fans no doubt have a lot to look forward to when Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later makes its way online later next year. For everyone else who isn't already thoroughly on board or in love with the original movie, it's hard to come away from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp without feeling like you've stumbled upon an inside joke with years of personal history behind it.
Wain and Showalter certainly managed to reinvigorate what was an already played out premise twice already, and with any luck they'll manage to do the same three times over with the release of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. There's little doubt that the series will appeal first and foremost to its most devoted fan base of loyal viewers, which should make it another modest hit for Netflix next year.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017.