‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’: The Teenage 40-Somethings Have Grown up in New Trailer


Wet Hot American Summer starred a bunch of 30-somethings acting as teenage counselors at a Jewish-ish sleep away camp in the ’80s. The follow-up, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, was made a decade and a half later as a Netflix limited series, and actually took place a couple of months before the events of the first, on, yes, the first day of camp. So at that point, the 40-somethings were, hilariously, still playing teens. Now time is catching up with their characters (well, just a bit) in the upcoming season, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, whose nearly three-minute long first trailer was just released.

If you recall, at the close of the original film, the counselors banded together and discussed a reunion that’d occur 10 years down the line back at Camp Firewood. (This is sort of the non-horrifying version of Twin Peaks’ “I’ll see you in 25 years.”) And so this upcoming season, which will be available to stream on Netflix on August 4, the group of presumably still awkward and horny late-20-somethings will reunite… in the 90s.

Watch the trailer and check out the goings on in the adult, professional lives of the likes of Coop (Michael Showalter), Susie (Amy Poehler), Lindsay (Elizabeth Banks), McKinley (Michael Ian Black), Katie (Marguerite Moreau), Beth (Janeane Garofalo), whose character seems to have never left camp), et al.