See Amy Poehler + Bradley Cooper’s Return to ‘Wet Hot American Summer’
Get ready to fondle your sweaters and bust out a can of mixed vegetables, because Netflix has released a first look at their original show, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
Netflix announced the 8-episode limited-run series back in January, which is based on the 2001 cult classic starring Jeanine Garofolo, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd and a then virtually-unknown Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper. Like the movie, the series will follow the lives of counselors at the fictional Camp Firewood. It will be a prequel to the film's events — that means that the actors, who were already improbable as counselors back then, will be playing even younger versions of themselves. Yes, the hilarity is intentional.
"We thought it was funny that in the original we played a bunch of 30-year-olds playing teenagers. Now we're in our 40s and our characters are even younger," co-star Mchael Showalter said (quote via the Huffington Post). "The magical thing about summer camp is that you can leave your persona from home and become the person you really want to be." I personally can't wait to see Christopher Meloni be Gene, the certifiable mess hall cook, again.
Nearly all of the original cast will return for the show (Elizabeth Banks appears to be frozen in time, as she looks the same in the photo below as she did 14 years ago). Some heavy-hitters will join the revival, including Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Glee's Jayma Mays, and Chris Pine.