Are you ready to head back to Camp Firewood? No, Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain has not announced a third Netflix series set in that universe, but instead, here’s something that’s arguably even better: Wain and many of the film’s cast members are getting together for a live read of the script. Read on for details on that, as well as information about an upcoming reunion of the cast members of HBO’s popular comedy series Veep. Read More »
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The Series: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: 14 years after Wet Hot American Summer became a cult classic, creators David Wain and Michael Showalter got the greenlight from Netflix to make a prequel series which is set weeks before the events of the film. The cast, which includes huge names like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and more, still play young adults despite actually being middle-aged.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Most prequels suck. They frequently provide unsatisfying answers to lingering questions we never really wanted the answers to in the first place. But Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp emphatically does not suck. In fact, I contend that it’s one of the best prequels ever made, because it deepens the world presented in the original movie and gives surprising, frequently hilarious answers to questions we never even thought to ask the first time around. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch as Stranger Things cast members break down a suspenseful sequence from the recent third season of the show. Plus, watch a perfect trailer mash-up of the camp comedy Wet Hot American Summer and this year’s cult horror flick Midsommar, and see if comedian Tig Notaro can figure out how It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton is on Under a Rock. Read More »
If you love the hit Sundance comedy Wet Hot American Summer, and you’ve always wanted some insight into the creation of the film’s script, an annotated version of the screenplay will be released this fall.
Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay will provide commentary and details from behind the scenes of the cult favorite comedy. In addition to notes on the script, there will be photos, some of the bad reviews the movie got, marked up script pages and even more. Find out more about the book below. Read More »
February is almost over – time to make way for March. And with the new month comes a whole new slew of TV shows and movies coming to Netflix.
March is bringing a ton of new Netflix originals as the streaming service continues to grow its brand, but there are familiar films here as well. There’s something for everyone (sort of). March is ushering in the new season of the best Marvel TV show, a violent gangster epic from Martin Scorsese (guess which one!), a modern sci-fi masterpiece, a hilarious cult comedy, and a nerve-jangling horror movie. There’s other stuff too, and you can see it all below. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2018.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Alien: Covenant gets a cool special effects video
- Edgar Wright talks about the potential for Baby Driver 2
- Wet Hot American Summer is getting the comic book treatment
- M. Night Shyamalan provides an update about his progress on Glass
- Is Annapurna Pictures poised to scoop up the James Bond franchise?
- Noomi Rapace comments about a possible return to the Alien franchise
- The animated sequel Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars gets a new trailer
- And more!
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Today brings the highly anticipated sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later to Netflix. It fulfills the promise from the end of the original movie that debuted in 2001 that the counselors of Camp Firewood would reunite in 10 years to see what their lives had become. The whole star-studded gang is coming back, except for one person, but that absence comes with a hilarious explanation that is perfect for Wet Hot American Summer.
Bradley Cooper was unfortunately unavailable to reprise his role as Ben, the secretly gay theater nerd who had been dating Susie, played by Amy Poehler, while really being in love with fellow camp counselor McKinley (Michael Ian Black). But since Michael Showalter and David Wain had already come up with a storyline for his character that they just couldn’t abandon, they did the next best thing: replaced Bradley Cooper with Adam Scott. How will this be addressed on the show? Since this is Wet Hot American Summer, the answer is ridiculously and hilariously.
Find out why Adam Scott replaced Bradley Cooper on Wet Hot American Summer and how it’s explained below. Read More »
Summer is coming to a close soon enough, and Netflix will be doing their best to keep you tethered to your couch with a new wave of programming being added to their streaming library. An assembly of licensed movies and TV shows as well as plenty of Netflix originals will debut in August, and we’ve assembled a list of the best titles for you to check out.
Find out all the noteworthy TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2017 down below. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
/Film sat down with Michael Showalter after a Television Critics Association panel for his TBS comedy Search Party, which returns for a second season this fall. With Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later premiering on Netflix this week, we had a chance to preview the follow-up to First Day of Camp as well. Showalter confirmed that the 10 year reunion also takes place over a single day.
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Netflix brought back Wet Hot American Summer for a series revival back in 2015 after development of a sequel to the 2001 Sundance comedy hit was happening for years. Instead of making good upon the promise of a 10-year reunion teased at the end of the movie, the series went back to the first day at Camp Firewood, which was all the more ridiculous simply because it had a cast of actors and actress in their 30s and 40s playing teenagers. But now the reunion we’ve all been waiting for is finally coming.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is a new eight episode continuation of the goofy camp comedy that brings back (almost) all of the original cast members again as we flash forward to their lives in 1991. It looks just as insane as the prequel series was, and it even has some new cast members joining the fun.
Watch the Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer after the jump. Read More »