Netflix May Get 'Wet Hot American Summer' Series

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According to multiple reports, Netflix is in talks to get a Wet Hot American Summer series, which would serve as a prequel to the star-studded film from The State's David Wain and Michael Showalter.

Variety first reported the news, which was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. The series would reportedly be ten episodes executive produced by Wain and Showalter, and would "seek to reunite many of the original cast members who would play high-school-age characters despite the fact many of the actors are currently in their 40s."

The movies cast included: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks to name a few.

Variety's Andrew Wallenstein reports, "While it might seem a tall order to reunite the original cast, the plan is to make it happen by having each of the actors shoot their scenes in just a few days because not every character will appear in every episode."

It sounds similar to the situation Arrested Development faced for its Netflix revival.

Wain and Showalter collaborated with Poehler and Rudd on They Came Together, which is due in theaters next month.

We learned last week that Netflix is also pursuing a new series about Queen Elizabeth II called The Crown.

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