Back in January, Netflix released the first trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, although it only featured an extensive list of cast members, who are all reprising their roles from the 2001 cult classic comedy Wet Hot American Summer. With Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp set to debut on Netflix July 17, the streaming service has released the first eight photos from the series. The photos give us our first look at stars such as Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Judah Friedlander, Christopher Meloni and many more.
The massive ensemble cast also includes Michael Ian Black, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce and Michael Showalter. The original movie took place on the last day at Camp Firewood, but, as you can tell from the title, the Netflix series takes place during the first day, with the original cast members reprising their roles as teenagers, even though many of them are over 40 years old. The cast also features several new actors who weren't in the original movie, such as Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery, Randall Park, Lake Bell, Jayma Mays, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Richard Schiff, Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig.
David Wain is directing all eight episodes and he also co-created the series with Michael Showalter. They will both serve as executive producers alongside Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato. With the arrival of these new photos, the first footage from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp should be just around the corner, so stay tuned for that.