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'Wet Hot American Summer' confirmed for series on Netflix
"Wet Hot American Summer," the cult 2001 film by David Wain, is getting a Netflix update in the form of an eight-episode limited series. Netflix confirmed the news via Twitter, after Deadline reported the long-gestating project was moving forward
That news is exciting enough for fans of that movie, but the casting is even more thrilling: Nearly everyone from the original ensemble comedy is set to return for the revamp.
That esteemed list of actors includes Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman.
The original film took place at a Jewish summer camp in 1981. Filming for the Netflix update has already begun.