netflix original series: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

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Netflix releases official trailer for Wet Hot American Summer original series

Head back to Camp Firewood.


Aaron Sankin


There’s really nothing like Wet Hot American Summer. The 2001 spoof of cheesy 80s summer camp flicks became instant cult classic in its own right and Netflix has resurrected the project with an upcoming series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

On Thursday, the official trailer for the series dropped on YouTube. For fans of the movie’s signature absurdity, the tailer is a very promising sign that the series will be just as hilarious as the film.

The show is jam-packed with familiar faces like Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, and David Hyde Pierce. The cast rounded out with new additions like Jason Schwartzman, Kristen Wiig, Judah Friedlander, H. Jon Benjamin, John Slattery, and Jon Hamm.

Created by David Wain and Showalter, both veterans of MTV’s seminal sketch comedy show The State, the show tells the story of Camp Firewood, a Jewish sleep-away camp run by a group horny teenagers mostly played by actors in their 40s. It’s ridiculous and unbelievable, but that’s precisely the point.

The entire first season of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes, premieres on Netflix on July 31 for your binge-watching pleasure.

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