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Netflix Might Bring Campers Back For 'Wet Hot American Summer'

Photo of Liz Shannon Miller By Liz Shannon Miller | Indiewire May 23, 2014 at 4:14PM

The cult film, which mocked classic 1980s camp comedies (with an extra dose of sex, drugs and profanity), may become a 10-episode original series for Netflix.
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Wet Hot American Summer

This time next year, we might be getting ready to head back to camp -- even though we are way, way too old for it. Variety reports that Netflix may be considering a 10-episode prequel for the David Wain/Michael Showalter film "Wet Hot American Summer." 

The cult film, which mocked classic 1980s camp comedies (with an extra dose of sex, drugs and profanity), has built a dedicated fan-base since its release in 2001. While Variety points out that the film's original cast, including Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo and Ken Marino are more than a little busy, the fourth season of "Arrested Development" faced a similar problem with its all-star company, but was able to use green-screening and other camera tricks to shoot around it.  

In addition, Wain is no stranger to digital content -- his latest feature, the romantic comedy parody "We Came Together" starring Poehler and Rudd, will be released on VOD starting June 27th. 

We will continue to cover this story in our gournals. 

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