When it comes to exclusives on streaming television show services, Netflix provides with some of the very best. Of course, there is Hulu, which has shows like Deadbeat and Little Mosque, but when it comes to being first, Netflix has it down. So when IGN reported that Netflix was in talks on a brand new prequel for Wet Hot American Summer, it gained a lot of attention, especially with the show’s cult following.
Wet Hot American Summer is a movie that came out more than a decade ago, back in 2001. It chronicled the last day at Camp Firewood in Maine during the year 1981. During that last fateful day, both counselors and campers raced to bring a fitting conclusion to their respective summers. Below is a clip from one of their escapades, just so you get the feel of what Wet Hot American Summer is about.
Kind of funny in a ridiculous way, right? All they need now is a song by Loverboy playing in the background… possibly Turn Me Loose. Well, back to the important stuff, Wet Hot American Summer is a satirical comedy written by Michael Showalter and David Wain. Wain also directed.
It starred Showalker and many of his fellow The State alums. The impressive cast also includes Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Bradly Cooper, Judah Friedlander, and many more. There were a lot of famous people in it too like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks. Wet Hot American Summer wasn’t a hit at the box office, but like other films, including Showgirls and Super Mario Bros., it developed a cult following once it was released on DVD.
Netflix did not comment on the possibility, but Variety reported that back in February of 2012, Wain had this to say about an upcoming sequel, or prequel:
“What I’m saying is we’re writing the script and sort of making the initial preparations. No movie is a guarantee until it’s in theaters. But we’re at that stage of the process and we intend to make it. Can I guarantee that it’s going to happen? Of course not.”
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