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Netflix May Create 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel With Original Cast


Netflix May Create 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel With Original Cast


Netflix is endeavoring to continue its foray into the resurrection business, this time looking to get back together the cast and crew of the cult classic film ‘Wet Hot American Summer.’

Yes, as first reported by Variety, the 2001 comedy, which features a slew of stars who made it big across the last decade or so, may be turned into a 10-episode prequel.

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In theory, the serialized version of the film would be executive produced by the movies creators, David Wain and Michael Showalter (who also directed the film), and would seek to bring back together as many of the show’s original cast as possible. Once more, the idea is a prequel, meaning that the actors, nearly 15 years after the original, would play teenagers.

In order to make this happen, the plan would be for actors to shoot their scenes across a few days, as not every character will make an appearance in every episode.

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ starred 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.

This prequel looks to follow the template set forth by the ‘Arrested Development’ reboot, which saw a fourth season made exclusively for the streaming service some seven years after the show ended its network run.

So that is what Netflix is up to now. Sadly, no word on ‘Community.’

- Netflix
- Bradley Cooper

Written by: AnthonyWrites
May 23rd, 2014, 10:59 am

Images courtesy of USA Films

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