Netflix is in discussions for a project based on a 2001 cult movie. Variety reports that the online streaming service is talking with “Wet Hot American Summer” co-writer and director David Wain and co-writer Michael Showalter about reviving the property.
The project would be a 10-episode prequel for Netflix, and would include many of the movie’s original cast members. The actors would play their high-school age characters, even though many of them are now in their 40s, the piece adds.
The story notes: “While it might seem a tall order to reunite the original cast, the plan is to make it happen by having each of the actors shoot their scenes in just a few days because not every character will appear in every episode. The original cast included Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio and Showalter."