It’s been a decade-long struggle to bring a 90-minute Wet Hot American Summer sequel to fruition and now Netflix, the patron saint of comedy nerds, has a better idea – create several more hours instead. The streaming service is in talks with David Wain and Michael Showalter to develop a ten-episode prequel series that sees the 40-year old cast looking even more ridiculous in their attempts to play teenagers. Much like the cast of The Vampire Diaries.
Having dealt with large ensembles of increasingly popular actors, Netflix is taking a page from their Arrested Development book and making each episode more character-centric. This means that Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper can continue their successful film careers while Christopher Meloni films scenes of fridge-humping.