Netflix Eying “Wet Hot American Summer” TV Prequel

By on May 24, 2014


Netflix just continues to make good choices (except for the decision to renew “Hemlock Grove” I mean c’mon!) The streaming service is reportedly in talks with David Wain and Michael Showalter to create a prequel television series based on the movie Wet Hot American Summer. 

Wet Hot American Summer was released in 2001 and featured what would not be considered an all-star cast that included Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler, among others.

Unfortuantely, movie going audiances were not as refined to great comedy features and the film was a box-office flop — grossing less than $300,000 — but has since become a cult favorite on DVD.

For the TV prequel, Wain and Showalter would write the script. There is no confirmation yet that the project will move forward.

Showalter has repeatedly said in the past that he was working on a follow-up project to the movie, saying,

“We are working on a prequel; it’s six months to a year earlier than when the original movie was — except the actors playing those characters are 10 years older,” Showalter said during a 2012 interview with Geeking Out With Kerri Doherty.

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