The Rebirth of “Wet Hot American Summer”

Netflix has often shown a skilled eye in choosing which “properties” to reboot. Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls, Full House have all been resurrected to popular acclaim. Wet Hot American Summer, first released in a couple cities in 2001 and grossing under $300K, was a different animal. Was it possible to resurrect something that was barely alive to begin with? When the film starred beloved American talent like Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Paul Rudd, whose profiles have skyrocketed since 2001, it certainly was. Triumphantly returning as an eight-episode TV prequel, the raunchy summer camp comedy brings the gang back for more fun.

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