Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' Miniseries Has Begun Filming
Hope you're having a great winter humping a fridge, because it just got even better with the return of Camp Firewood!That's right, the follow up to David Wain and Michael Showalter's cult hit Wet Hot American Summer had reportedly begun filming and will be an 8-episode (instead of the originally reported 10-episode) miniseries on Netflix. The original film boasted an all-star cast that has largely gone on to much greater success since the film was released, including Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, and Elizabeth Banks, and Deadline is reporting that "virtually" the entire cast will be reunited.
Rumors had long swirled over concept of the follow up, with David Wain pitching a prequel with the actors, who were already too old for their roles, being far too old for their roles in a prequel.
Wet Hot American Summer was almost universally panned by critics when it was first released in 2001, including the late Roger Ebert who gave it one star and wrote in a review imitating a terrible novelty song from the Sixties, "Wow I hate it something fierce." Its reputation has grown since then, becoming that favorite movie of your roommate who also once was a counselor at a Jewish summer camp and that other guy down the hall from your dorm room.