Summer camp beckons for Netflix subscribers once more only this time, the streaming platform will be checking in on our favorite happy campers a full decade after the original film. Yes, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is officially on course to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017 – likely around the July timeframe – and you better make it your beeswax to be there on time.
Comprising eight all-new episodes based around Camp Firewood and all the shenanigans therein, it’s understood that Ten Years Later isn’t being considered as a direct sequel to First Day of Camp, last year’s miniseries that brought together the likes of Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper. That trio was just a small portion of the cast that headlined David Wain’s cult original when it graced screens in 2001.
Alas, there’s no word yet on the ensemble that will be plotting course for Camp Firewood in 2017. Judging by the snippet, it’s all but certain that Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper are a lock, with further casting news expected to emerge in the coming weeks now that Ten Years Later is officially a go. Among the executive producers behind the serialized rendition of Wet Hot American Summer are Michael Showalter, David Wain, Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern and Howard Bernstein.
Expect eight 30-minute episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later to make their bow on Netflix at some stage in 2017 – only then will be able to see the kind of people our band of characters have blossomed into.