Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cult Classic Wet Hot American Summer Comes To Netflix

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Wet Hot American Summer was a flop movie made in 2001 about a fictional Jewish Summer camp.

It had Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in bit roles and starred Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce, as well as Christopher Meloni and Molly Shannon. None of the stars were big even then, and once the critics hated it, audiences rejected it swiftly. It made less then $300,000 at the US Box Office.

However, as the years went by, the small stars became big and under the radar, Wet Hot American Summer became a cult classic.

Now, according to Deadline, it's coming back as an eight-episode series on Netflix. And yes, the cast is reuniting, too.

After months of deal-making and prep work, I’ve learned that filming has started this week on an 8-episode limited series for Netflix based on the film, with virtually its entire ensemble cast returning.

Wet-Hot-America-Summer-Plot-Details-CastThat 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.

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