Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, "Wet Hot American Summer" follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. The entire summer of pent-up sexual frustrations, unresolved post-traumatic stress, pending separations and of course, the talent show, all weigh heavily on the minds and groins of counselors and campers alike.
Less than one month after a report revealed that Netflix is moving forward with a limited series based on the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, Deadline has confirmed that production started earlier this week, with "virtually its entire ensemble cast returning." While last month's report indicated that this project would be a 10-episode limited series, it was revealed that Netflix only ordered eight episodes. It isn't known when Netflix is eyeing the series to premiere at this time.
Returning cast members include Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman. David Wain and Michael Showalter, who wrote the original Wet Hot American Summer, co-created the series with David Wain also directing. The writers are also executive producing alongside Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato.Read More
Seven months after it was first announced that Netflix is planning a 10-episode TV series sequel for the 2001 indie comedy Wet Hot American Summer, E! Online reports that the series is now moving forward. Production is scheduled to begin in January, although none of the original cast members from Wet Hot American Summer have been confirmed to return quite yet. David Wain, who made his feature directorial debut with Wet Hot American Summer, is executive producing alongside Michael Showalter, who co-wrote the movie with David Wain, Jonathan Stern, Peter Principato and Howard Bernstein.
Back in June, Michael Showalter revealed they plan on bringing the entire original cast back, which includes Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Joe Lo Truglio, Elizabeth Banks and Bradley Cooper. Michael Showalter also revealed that the entire 10-episode series will take place on the first day of camp, with the entire cast reprising their roles from the movie, playing high school students despite the fact that most of the actors are over 40 years old.Read More
While doing press for his romantic comedy satire They Came Together, in theaters starting today, screenwriter Michael Showalter also shared details about his new Wet Hot American Summer TV series, which was announced last month.
While it doesn't seem that a deal with Netflix has been finalized, Michael Showalter revealed that he and co-writer David Wain have an outline written for the series, which may expand past one season, while confirming that they still plan on getting the entire original cast from the movie back together.Read More
Netflix is planning to turn the 2001 indie comedy Wet Hot American Summer into a 10-episode TV series.
David Wain and Michael Showalter, who wrote the script for Wet Hot American Summer, will executive produce the series, which will reunite several cast members from the movie. The actors will all play characters in high school, despite the fact that many of them are over 40 years of age.Read More