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New TV Series to Reunite the Gang From Cult Film

Apr 27, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A movie that gained a cult following has inspired a new TV series. The gang from the 2001 movie “Wet Hot American Summer” will be reunited for the new Netflix series “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.”

The series has an order for eight 30-minute episodes, and is set to premiere in 2017.

The original movie featured a high-profile cast that included Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, David Hyde Pierce, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Showalter and Janeane Garofalo. The movie fared poorly at the box office and with critics but later developed a cult following as a number of cast members went on to successful follow-up projects.

“Finally, fans can see what happens to their favorite campers and counselors ten years after the original film,” the streaming service said in announcing the project today.

The series will be written by Showalter and David Wain, with Wain directing. Executive Producers are Showalter, Wain, Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern and Howard Bernstein.

Here’s a teaser …

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