When Netflix first announced it was turning Wet Hot American Summer into a prequel TV series I popped some gum and made out like a bandit I was so excited. And then the show was just as weird and funny as the movie so I popped more gum. And now with this new trailer for the next season (is that what we’re calling these?) I’ve got a full pack of gum shoved in my mouth and I’m ready to make out with it.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is exactly what it sounds like, and that is wonderful. Of course, part of the charm of The First Day of Camp was that is was a prequel with a cast that was clearly older. Now everyone is actually around the right age for who they’re playing. Still, it looks like things are staying pretty normal, and now we get to make fun of the 90s instead of the 80s.
The show ill premier on August 4th and has this wonderfully obvious plot description:
Welcome to the Camp Firewood 10 Year Reunion! From David Wain and Michael Showalter, the filmmakers that brought the original 2001 cult classic and the 2015 acclaimed prequel series by the same name, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is the hilarious new eight-part limited series starring the original cast, plus an all-star lineup of new cast members. 10 Years Older. 10 Years Hotter. 10 Years Wetter.