'Let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into.' Those were the immortal words spoken by Ben at the end of the classic comedy Wet Hot American Summer. Now, ten years later, we will truly get to see what kind of people they have become as Netflix announces Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
Finally, fans can make it their beeswax to see what happens to their favorite campers and counselors a decade after the original film in a new Netflix original series. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will include eight all-new 30-minute episodes. The anticipated comedy is set to premiere in 2017.
The series will be written by Michael Showalter and David Wain. Wain, who directed the original Wet Hot American Summer movie way back in 2001, will return to direct. Executive Producers for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later are Michael Showalter, David Wain, Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern and Howard Bernstein.
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.
Released 15 years ago, Wet Hot American Summer was not an immediate box office hit. But it did gain a loyal fan base over the years, resulting in the first Netflix series based on the comedy, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which debuted in July 2015 on the streaming service. A prequel to the original, Counselors and campers check in for what's billed as "the summer of your life" at Maine's Camp Firewood in 1981. The Netflix original features many of the same actors, portraying even younger versions of themselves than they did in the film. Reuniting the original cast was no small feat, given the busy careers of Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler. New to camp in 2015 were Chris Pine, Jon Hamm and Kirsten Wiig.
Wet Hot America Summer: Ten Years Later does not have a confirmed cast, so it's not known who may be returning. It also doesn't have a set premiere date, but it's likely it will arrive in the mid-to-late summer next year. As we await more from this sure to be anticipated new comedy series from Netflix, relive the final moments from Wet Hot American Summer, which set this sequel in motion.