Pack your bags, counselors, because we’re going back to Camp Firewood!
Netflix recently announced the renewal of “Wet Hot American Summer” and according to a press release, it looks like Season 2 of the campy summer series, based on the 2001 satirical romantic comedy, will be wetter and hotter than before! Here’s everything you need to know about the forthcoming sophomore installment titled “Ten Years Later.”
Premiere Date — The eight, 30-minute episodic series will stream to Netflix in 2017. So, mark your calendars now, campers!
Flash Forward — In the original flick, which takes place in 1981, Bradley Cooper’s character Ben suggests on the last day of camp that the counselors should reunite in exactly 10 years at 9:30 a.m. to “see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into.” And fans should “make it their beeswax” to see the anticipated reunion when the “Ten Years Later” hits the small screen next year.
Who is Involved? — David Wain will return as the show’s executive producer and co-writer along with Michael Showalter. And although none of the series original cast members have officially joined the sequel yet, Michael Ian BIack, who plays McKinley, revealed he’s ready to wiggle back into his vintage short shorts.
You're the producer and co-writer. Of COURSE it's your call! And yes, I can do it. I don't have anything else. https://t.co/kmXTHyADNS
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 27, 2016
A Reunion Was Always In The Works — Showalter previously dished to Entertainment Weekly that the thought of a reunion always appealed to him, especially one that took place in the ‘90s.
“In the movie, it’s decided that they’re going to meet 10 years from now,” he told the outlet in 2015. “That would make them in their mid-20s. It would be early ‘90s. It was the grunge era. I think there’s something there. I wouldn’t mind seeing them as quasi-adults.”
“Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” will stream to Netflix in 2017.