There has been talk of more Wet Hot American Summer installments since before Netflix even debuted its prequel series, First Day of Camp. Fans finally got a definitive answer today, and it’s one that they’ll like: The quirky comedy is coming back for an eight-episode sequel series.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will reunite Camp Firewood’s counselors, well, 10 years after the fateful summer featured in the 2001 movie and 2015 prequel series. Creators Michael Showalter and David Wain set the story up perfectly in the film by including a scene in which the gang makes plans to reunite down the road. “Let’s all promise that in 10 years from today, we’ll meet again and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into,” says Ben (played by Bradley Cooper).
Netflix tweeted out the scene, reminding fans to “make it [their] beeswax” to be there.
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 27, 2016
So far, no casting announcements have been made, but presumably Netflix wouldn’t have widely publicized the news without assurances that some, if not all, of the cast would return. The prequel managed to land those of the movie’s stars who had risen to superstardom in its wake, including Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd. Still more big names were brought in for First Day of Camp, such as Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, and Jason Schwartzman.
The actors will finally look closer to their actual ages in Ten Years Later, which, honestly, is kind of a shame. It was amusing to watch characters being portrayed by actors about two decades too old to play them. Alas. The important thing here, though, is that more Wet Hot is on its way.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is slated to arrive on Netflix in 2017.