A prequel to the 2001 satirical comedy film “Wet Hot American Summer” might be coming to the small screen soon, courtesy of Netflix.
Multiple sources told Variety that the David Wain and Michael Showalter-created film might be having a 10-episode prequel from the streaming service that is currently widening its lineup of original programming.
Wet Hot American Summer Trailer
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER was released in 2001 and has since become a fan favorite thanks to the hilarious cast that includes Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poeher, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, and Joe Lo Truglio. Sources say that like ARRESTED
DEVELOPMENT, the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER series would shoot the stars separately and edit them together as needed. While that technique worked somewhat for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, it could be the only way to reunite the massive cast that now includes some big stars involved in other projects.
With all of the cast members now over ten years older, the prospect of them playing characters younger than they originally played them could be quite funny. This would definitely be a series for a very select group of fans, so I hope Netflix is serious about making it happen.