“Wet Hot American Summer” won’t go away.
It began life as a commercially unsuccessful feature in 2001 that grossed only $300K over the course of 10 years. But the cast was rich with unknowns who went on to become marquee names — including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Bank — along with a handful of more established actors, including Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier”). So, last year, Netflix ordered an eight-episode series revival, titled “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” which premiered last August.
There’s no telling how well the series performed, because Netflix doesn’t release viewer stats. But the streaming service must’ve been pleased with its performance, because, today, it issued an announcement that it has greenlit a second series consisting of eight half-hour episodes, titled “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,” accompanied by a teaser trailer (bel0w). The series is set to premiere in 2017.
Like the original film and last year’s series, “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” will be written by by Michael Showalter and David Wain, who will also executive produce with Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern and Howard Bernstein. Wain will direct.