The first trailer for Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later has arrived. The original Wet Hot American Summer may have flopped with critics and theatergoers alike upon its release, but has since become a cult classic. The 2001 original is known for its massive ensemble cast, many of which went on to become A-list Hollywood stars, and its unique brand of unhinged absurdity that gradually won a wider audience over the years.
Most of Wet Hot American Summer's cast and crew returned for the 2015 Netflix limited series, First Day of Camp, a prequel that garnered significantly more acclaim with critics than the original. With critics and bigger audiences finally catching on to the series' distinctively silly humor in the prequel, the demand for more wetness and hotness has only grown. That has led to the development of the new eight-part limited series, 10 Years Later - which has finally released its first trailer.
Netflix released the new trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later to its official YouTube channel on Thursday. You can watch it in the video above. The trailer highlights the series' incredibly deep cast, most of which are returning from the original Wet Hot American Summer and First Day of Camp to reprise their roles. A-listers like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Wiig, and Chris Pine are back. Plenty of other Wet Hot stars are also returning, like Marguerite Moreau, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Chris Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Marisa Ryan, Lake Bell, and H. Jon Benjamin, and many others.
Of course, the series' masterminds are also back, as David Wain (who directed the original movie) and Michael Showalter return along with longtime collaborators like Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, and Michael Ian Black. The sequel series will center around, of course, the 10-year reunion of the campers at Camp Firewood. Bradley Cooper is a notable absence from the cast, but notable additions include Adam Scott, Alyssa Milano, and Jai Courtney.
The setting of a 10-year reunion will make the sequel much different from the prequel of Wet Hot American Summer, and should provide plenty of fresh opportunities for laughs. Based on the trailer, 10 Years Later appears to contain every bit of the zaniness that made the original so uniquely wild and unpredictable. It's certainly a must-see for fans of the original and the first Netflix series.
While Wet Hot American Summer has become a cult classic since its release, it also remains a polarizing brand of humor. Fans who didn't already "get" the unrestrained nonsense of David Wain's original will probably not change their minds with the sequel, either. But considering the sheer star power that continues to be involved in the series, it could be hard for fans of the many big names in the cast to turn away.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later premieres on Netflix on August 4th.