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Netflix moves forward with 'Wet Hot American Summer' series

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Wet Hot American Summer

Grab your short shorts and pop a stick of gum because Netflix is moving forward with its Wet Hot American Summer series.

As first reported by Deadline.com, practically the entire cast of the film will reunite for an eight-episode series, with filming starting this week. The now all-star cast includes Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio and more.

Details on the series are being kept under wraps, but David Wain’s original 2001 film took place on the last day of summer camp in 1981. Netflix declined to comment, but when the series was floated back in May, it was billed as a prequel. Here’s hoping the series will touch on the counselors’ promise to reunite a decade later.

Days prior to the announcement, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos played coy when asked about the series at the Television Critics Association’s winter TV previews. “We’re really excited about the proposition of getting that show together,” he said. “Stay tuned.”

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