TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 23, 2017
2001's Wet Hot American Summer remains one of my favorite films, so the prospect of more time spent with those characters is always welcome. In 2015, Netflix reassembled the entire creative team and cast of the film for the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and it was so successful that they commissioned a sequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
While this kind of undercuts the brilliant post-credits sequence from the original film, it's still exciting to get eight more episodes of Camp Firewood fun. It looks like everyone's back, too, which is impressive considering how deep the cast roster is and how many of the people who were relative unknowns back in 2001—Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks—have become megastars. Kudos to Netflix, David Wain, and Michael Showalter for reassembling this incredible cast, as there'd be no reason to watch otherwise.
If you haven't seen the prequel series or the film, I recommend you watch them immediately. Watch the movie first, though, and if you can find it on DVD or Blu-ray, I suggest you watch them with the "Extra Farts" audio track turned on. Trust me. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later debuts on Netflix on August 4.