It's been rumored for ages, but now it's official: a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer is in the works in the form of an eight-episode limited series for Netflix. Basically the entire cast is returning for it, including 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. David Wain and Michael Showalter co-created the series, and Wain is directing the whole thing.
It's not clear when it'll be released, but shooting [...]
There's been talk about a prequel/sequel to director David Wain's cult hit Wet Hot American Summer for years now, and now, it looks like that project may wind up being a prequel TV series. Variety reports that Netflix is in talks to produce a 10-episode series that would serve as a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer. The hypothetical series would be executive produced by Wain and his co-writer on the original film, Michael Showalter, although it's unclear if they'll return to write/direct the show. Netflix has declined to comment.
The prequel series will follow the original movie's characters in high school, with plans to reunite as much [...]
It seems like, regardless of tonight's election results, Leslie Knope and Bobby Newport will be able to work together in the future. Variety is reporting that Poehler and Rudd are set to star in the David Wain and Michael Showalter written romantic comedy parody, They Came Together. The script was written soon after Wet Hot American Summer and has been sitting unproduced since. Wain will direct the faux-rom-com that will have everything: knick-knack stores, autumnal New York City, a talking dog. I know it's supposed to be a parody and all, but, guys, I still hope they end up together because, guys, that would be cute, totes cute, [...]
Michael Showalter was Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo last night, where he gave the impression that a Wet Hot American Summer sequel would really be happening. Just as we were all trying on our Camp Firewood uniforms to see if they still fit, though, Michael Ian Black tweeted, "I just found out there's going to be a "Wet Hot American Summer" sequel from @mshowalter on TV. Apparently, I'm not in it." Alas! There go our once-buoyant hopes, dashed against the merciless rocks of reality. Why can't they just make this movie already?
The Party Down reunion on Childrens Hospital airs tonight, and Ken Marino is already looking back on the laughter and the tears. "It was bittersweet because all of us who worked on Party Down know how special and wonderful that was, and we still are a little sad that it didn’t go any further," he tells Vulture. "So it was kind of cool to see everybody back in their uniforms and doing their parts, but then it was sad because it’s a short little piece that we did on an eleven-minute show. When it ended, we were all like, 'Goddamn it.'"
While Marino didn't have an update, [...]