Wet Hot American Summer and Orange Is The New Black are among some of the shows that have just gotten release dates on Netflix, via a post the company made on Twitter.
Orange Is The New Black has a huge, loyal fan following already, and the promise of more insanity in Season 3 has them all geared up. Jason Biggs, who plays Larry on the show, announced earlier this month that he won’t be coming back for the third installment, but didn’t rule out a future appearance.
“They’re not focusing on Larry at the moment. Larry will not be in [Season] 3. But there’s always a possibility he can come back,” Biggs told the New York Daily News.
Wet Hot American Summer is about as far from a prison dramedy as you can get. Based on the 2001 film of the same name, the 10-episode series will take place before the movie and is rumored to star several of the original cast members. The movie became an instant, quotable cult classic helmed by MTV’s The State‘s David Wain, who will serve as executive producer alongside Michael Showalter.
Besides starring several cast members from the State, Wet Hot American Summer is a veritable who’s who of some of today’s most popular stars, with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Bradley Cooper, and Janeane Garofalo all breaking out their comedic chops.
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 2, 2015
The Netflix version is rumored to have some pretty big stars lined up, including Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine.
“We wanted to make a thing that’s about everything. We told Netflix we were like, ‘We’re only interested in doing this. It’s going to be so hard, it’s not very much money. We’re only interested in it if we can do anything. And I mean anything. Like crazy psychic orgies with all sorts of different bodies.’ And they were like, ‘Yeah sure, cool great,’ ” Lana Wachowski said.
“It’s science fiction but it’s more about humanity. It’s about everything…live births…Babies coming out of vaginas. Tune in. In May, you’ll see,” Andy Wachowski added.
Wet Hot American Summer premieres on Netflix July 17.
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