Calling all campers and/or comedy aficionados: Wet Hot American Summer will officially ride again with an all new eight-episode TV series, 10 Years Later, set to premiere August 4 on Netflix.
The last time the band got together was for 2015’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a Netflix series in which all the actors from the classic 2001 film played their younger selves, logic be damned (because it’s just not as funny). That series was a prequel of sorts, taking place as everyone kicked off their summer at Camp Firewood.
But the newest series will be more of a sequel: At the end of Wet Hot American Summer, which focuses on the last day of camp, all the Camp Firewood counselors gather on a porch to reminisce about their bonkers summer, and sigh that they should all meet up again in 10 years. Now they’ll actually get to do it, as Netflix has confirmed with this new trailer showing the counselors living their 1991 lives, for better and (mostly) for worse.
At this point, most members of the Wet Hot American Summer cast — which is pretty incredibly stacked with people who were unknowns in 2001 but went on to comedy stardom — have since become much more famous for other work. So seeing them reunite in the 10 Years Later trailer in the context of one of their first movies is still a trip, and a hilarious one at that. From Amy Poehler crashing a party in full-on Madonna cosplay to Christopher Meloni tying on that musty pink bandana (and meeting a kid with a suspiciously similar one) to Paul Rudd playing beautiful slacker Bobby after 10 years of living hard, the cast is back and ready to play.
Also featured in the trailer — and giving hope to anyone who was worried by all of First Day at Camp’s obvious scheduling issues — are Josh Charles, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, Adam Scott, Chris Pine, and Kristen Wiig. (Just about the only person missing, it seems, is A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper.) There’s even bonus Jai Courtney and Alyssa Milano, not to mention “Michael Showalter as Ronald Reagan” and “Michael Ian Black as George H.W. Bush.” Truly, anything is possible at Camp Firewood.
Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later premieres August 4 on Netflix.