After a lot of rumors, it looks like "Wet Hot American Summer" is officially coming to Netflix. Deadline reports that David Wain's 2001 cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer" is returning to devoted viewers a la an 8-episode Netflix series. Earlier reports indicated that the show would be a prequel to the movie's events, but Deadline doesn't address timeline for the show.
According to Deadline, the series will feature virtually the entire original cast of characters, 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.
The series has been written by the film's original scribes, Wain and Michael Showalter, with Wain once again taking the director's seat on the project.
Although the kitschy film, set in 1981 on the last day of a Jewish summer camp, was a flop in theaters, it gained a cult status after many of it's up-and-comer stars like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper achieved star-status later in life.
"Wet Hot American Summer" is the second cult classic Netflix has breathed new life into. In 2013 the streaming service brought back the hit series "Arrested Development" with the original cast in an all-new season.