Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy classic from David Wain and Michael Showalter, is headed to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode television series. This, according to sources, who have spoken to Variety, who broke the news moments ago. If the project comes to fruition, a Wet Hot American Summer series will act as a prequel to the movie, which starred Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni and many others.
“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,” reports Variety. This is the same formula Mitch Hurwitz used in order to bring formerly canceled series Arrested Development to Netflix last year. In November of 2012, I asked Wain about the possibility of a sequel to Wet Hot American Summer, seeing as rumors had been swirling a year before that. “It is slowly but surely in the process of being made,” Wain told Laughspin, before I asked him if he and Showalter had at least a few pages of the script completed. “I would say we have more than a few pages. Seriously, we’re doing it. I know everyone wants to know. I’m flattered and thrilled, but the creative process has its own time schedule. And meanwhile Michael [Showalter] and I are in the editing process of the movie we shot over the summer,” Wain said, referring to They Came Together.