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.
The original movie Wet Hot American Summer followed the aforementioned ensemble cast on the last day of a Jewish summer camp in 1981. Michael Showalter revealed back in June that every returning actor will be reprising their roles as high school students, despite the fact that many of them are over 40 years old. The writer/producer also revealed that the entire first season will be set on the first day of camp, although there may be flashbacks to earlier in that year. Are you excited that Wet Hot American Summer is finally getting a limited TV series on Netflix? Chime in with your thoughts below.