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New Photos Prove Wet Hot American Summer is Definitely Coming Back


It was already announced earlier this year that the 2001 comedy would make a return as a Netflix series, with pretty much all of the original cast returning (even though many have become pretty huge names in their own right).

Netflix released photos of the show in production May 22, confirming that we all weren't having a collective fever dream when the news initially dropped.

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    Gene is back

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    Humpin' the fridge like always.

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    Janeane Garofalo will be there

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    Where has that can been?

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    Molly Shannon will reprise her role as a lovelorn counselor

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    Uh oh, Ron looks to be back in her life. Did she learn nothing from her child lover??

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    Ken Marino and Joe Lo Truglio come back

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    Did Abby wait for him?

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    Ant Man can't stop Paul Rudd from rubbin' dem shoulders

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    Beth better beware.

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    Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper team up once again on the keyboard

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    Make sure you wear movement clothes when watching it, i.e. jazz shoes, dancebelts, lycra, et al.

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    Elizabeth Banks probably still tastes like barbecue

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    Look at these happy campers

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    Slashfilm covered more of the cast that may not have appeared in these glorious pictures:

    As the title suggests, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp takes place at the start of the summer of 1981, the end of which we saw in the original Wet Hot American Summer. "The magical thing about summer camp is that you can leave your persona from home and become the person you really want to be," said Showalter.

    "In real life we're 15 years older but in the show we're playing two months younger," explained Wain. Showalter added, "We thought it was funny that in the original we played a bunch of 30-year-olds playing teenagers. Now we're in our 40s and our characters are even younger." It's a cute visual gag that might work better if some of these actors (ahem, Rudd) hadn't simply refused to age.

    Also back from the original movie are Michael Ian Black, Judah Friedlander, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Marguerite Moreau, Molly Shannon, H. Jon Benjamin, Nina Hellman, A.D. Miles, Marisa Ryan, and Kevin Sussman.

    In addition, there are a ton of new cast members including Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzman, Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery, Randall Park, Lake Bell, Jayma Mays, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and Richard Schiff.

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    Here's the teaser Netflix put out last January

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