The first full trailer for Netflix’s newest comedy series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, is sure to get fans excited for the premiere. As many already know, the new series is a prequel to the cult film Wet Hot American Summer, which was released in 2001. With that in mind, director David Wain recently sat down with BuzzFeed News and discussed what fans should know about the upcoming series.
“I can’t believe that it happened honestly and I’m so excited,” Wain revealed. “It really has been truly a dream to return to the world of Wet Hot American Summer, which was, at the time of the original movie, such a labor of love. And to see that it has become a reality now is just awesome.”
The new series is set as a prequel to the original film, starting a few months before the events that transpired in the movie. Although the actors have all aged 15 years from the original, they are still going to be playing younger versions of themselves.
“It was definitely an idea we had that we kept continuing to commit to more and more the more we thought about it and talked about it when people asked, just because it’s so crazy,” Wain stated. “At a certain point, we just decided we’re going to get everybody back, no matter what.”
Part of what makes the new series so attractive is the star-studded cast, which includes the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Richard Schiff, H. Jon Benjamin, Jordan Peele, Michael Cera, Weird Al Yankovic, and Jon Hamm, to only name a few.
In regards to what fans can expect when the series hits Netflix, Wain stated that backstories are going to play a key part in the series.
“There are definitely some surprises. I think the backstory of how each character came to be where they are is, in some cases, not at all what you’d expect. I hope that our audience will enjoy re-contextualizing or seeing the movie that they may know through a new lens.”
Speaking of backstories, one of the many will include the budding relationship between Ben (Bradley Cooper) and McKinley (Michael Ian Black). As fans may recall, the two decided to come out in the original film, so the new series will explore the beginning of that relationship when the two first meet at camp.
Fans will be able to binge watch all they want when Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premieres July 31 on Netflix.
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