Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: The Play.

MIB hearts BCBut today came the best news of all: Netflix officially announced the official premiere date of Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day of Camp. “Our new series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp has a release date: all eight episodes will be available on Netflix on July 17!David Wain wrote on his blog. Eight episodes? Wow. Can that really be enough to hold this unbelievable cast and concept? Yeah, on second thought, Wain and co-writer Michael Showalter are well adept at packing as much hilarity punch into what limited time is available. (We have to say ‘limited time’ because if it were up to us, Showalter and Wain would basically be doing comedy 24/7, even behind our eyelids through a computer chip while we sleep).

In addition to announcing the premiere date of WHAS, Netflix also announced that Orange is the New Black would return for its third season on June 12, so it’s safe to say we’re all in for one wet, hot, American… yeah, you get it. Our money’s on Michael Ian Black and Bradley Cooper to out-steam the Litchfield ladies, though. Can it be summer already?

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Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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