Watch Amy Poehler and Adam Scott reunite in Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later
Staff Reporter | On 02, Aug 2017Reading time: 5 mins
Sometimes, in order to move forward… you have to go back. That’s the kind of nonsensical logic that governs the weird world of Wet Hot American Summer, David Wain and Michael Showalter’s bizarre comedy that returned last summer with a host of stars reprising their before-they-were-famous roles from the 2001 cult comedy. Now, they’re doing it again, with a follow-up sequel after last year’s prequel to the original movie. Following? No, neither are we.
Now, we’ve got a taste of what exactly a non-reunion-reunion looks like, with a new clip that sees Ben and Susie back together. While the parts were originally played by Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper, though, scheduling issues sadly meant that Cooper was unable to shoot this new Netflix series. On the plus side, that means they got Adam Scott to fill his shoes, which also makes the show a Parks and Recreation reunion too.
The eight-part comedy premieres this Friday. Here’s the clip:
Trailer: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later to reunite this August
“Let’s all promise that from 10 years today, we’ll meet again and see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into.” That was the Camp Firewood staff clan in 1986. Now, in 2017, the gang are getting back together. Again. And things are even sillier.
From David Wain and Michael Showalter, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is the latest in the increasingly improbable franchise that begin with the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. Famous for its all-star cast of people who would go on to become famous, Netflix followed the film with a prequel series starring the same people, all playing themselves younger than they were in the original, despite being older in real life. Now, things are getting even dafter, with an eight-part series that will fulfil the promise made by Bradley Cooper’s camper.
10 Years Older. 10 Years Hotter. 10 Years Wetter. The returning cast includes A.D. Miles, Amy Poehler, Beth Dover, Chris Meloni, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Nenninger, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, John Early, Josh Charles, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon, Nina Hellman, Paul Rudd, Rich Sommer, Sarah Burns and Zak Orth.
And, if that wasn’t enough, new cast members will include Skyler Gisondo, Samm Levine, Mark Feuerstein, Marlo Thomas, Joey Bragg, Jai Courtney, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano and surpriseAdam Scott.
The show will premiere on 4th August on Netflix worldwide. Here’s the trailer:
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later recruits new camper
17th October 2016
It’s been six months since Netflix announced that Wet Hot American Summer would be returning for a Ten Years Later reunion, one year after its TV series prequel to the 2001 original film. Now, the show is beginning to assemble its cast, recruiting Mark Feuerstein as a new camper.
The former Royal Pains star will be a rare fresh face in an ensemble of old friends. Deadline reports his character is “a friendly, hard-working guy and a core member of the group who has definitely always been there every step of the way”. “In the ten years since that infamous summer, he’s now a powerful business man, successful and in love,” adds the description.
Feuerstein’s casting arrives as he prepares for another major recurring role in the upcoming Prison Break reboot.
Marisa Ryan has also been confirmed as reprising her role of Abby for the new series. She played the camp’s resident loose girl in David Wain’s original cult 2001 comedy, before returning for Netflix’s 2015 prequel, alongside fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler.
The movie took place on the first day of a fictional summer camp in 1981, with the series then set on the first day of that camp. True to form, 10 Years Later will take place 10 years after that, prompted by a scene where the characters proposed reuniting in a decade.
Ten Years Later: Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer gets second season
27 April 2016
Wet Hot American Summer will return for a second season, Ten Years Later. In one year’s time.
The show, which was a prequel 2001’s cult comedy movie, premiered on Netflix last summer, taking us back to the First Day of Camp, where actors including Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler all played younger versions of their original characters, who are all counsellors at Camp Firewood. The film ended with a scene in which Bradley Cooper suggests the gang all reunite 10 years later to see what people they had grown up to be. Now, Netflix is making that wish a reality.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will span eight 30-minute episodes. The series will be written by Michael Showalter and David Wain and Wain will direct. Executive Producers for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later are Michael Showalter, David Wain, Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern and Howard Bernstein.
The cast has not yet been announced, but with the first series managing to reunite Cooper, Poehler and Banks with Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Showalter and more, you can expect a large number of familiar faces to pop up – especially as Cooper, Banks and Poehler all appear in the trailer.
The show will premiere in 2017, two years after the prequel to the movie that, in 2001, promised a follow-up 10 years later. You can expect them to all be as dazed and confused as you are.
Before that, Wain is teaming up with Netflix again to direct the streaming service’s National Lampoon boipic, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, starring Will Forte and Domhnall Gleeson. Principal photography on that production began this month, with a release date also slated for 2017.