It began with the 2001 film “Wet Hot American Summer” which followed a group of teenage camp counselors on the last day of the 1981 summer camp season. Much of the cast, at the time mostly in their late 20’s and early 30’s, went on to become major comic actors.
Then came last year’s Netflix limited series revival “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp” which was appropriately set on the first day of the same season with the actors, now mostly well into their forties, still playing teenagers.
Now, Netflix has announced “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,” a follow-up season of eight all-new, thirty-minute episodes which are set to premiere in 2017. This ties back to the original film in which Bradley Cooper’s Ben character says: “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.”
As part of the announcement, Netflix posted that clip from the film. The change means the setting will shift to 1991 and the actors will now be taking on late twenty something roles that are still amusingly stretching belief – just not as extreme.
Michael Showalter and David Wain are returning to write and Wain will direct again. Both will executive produce with Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern and Howard Bernstein.