The 2001 comedy, which boasted a who’s who of up-and-coming comedic stars playing campers at fictional Camp Firewood, may be turned into a 10-episode prequel for the streaming service.
Executive produced by the movie’s creators, David Wain and Michael Showalter, the serialized “Hot” 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.
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.
Original actors playing high-school students sounds hilarious, but the production plan is using the ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 model — and we all know how that ended.
I caught up with David Wain this week and had to ask about WHAS. -dylan
“It is slowly but surely in the process of being made,” Wain tells Laughspin, before I asked him if he and Showalter had at least a few pages of the script completed. “I would say we have more than a few pages,” he told me with a laugh.
“Seriously, we’re doing it,” Wain tells me. “I know everyone wants to know. I’m flattered and thrilled, but the creative process has its own time schedule. And meanwhile Michael [Showalter] and I are in the editing process of the movie we shot over the summer called They Came Together, which will be finishing soon and we’ll be putting it out soon and I’m very excited for people to see that.”
WHAS sequel on the way?
Please let it happen, please let it happen, please let it happen!
::sigh:: I look forward to my Saturday Double Feature of this and the Arrested Development movie someday in the near never.
Only if we get to play Duke Nukem Forever and listen to Chinese Democracy before the double feature. Wait a second…
Wet Hot American Summer celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and Gallery1988 is featuring an awesome new show featuring the work of more than 50 artists who have immortalized the film with paintings and prints.
Oh thanks for the heads up jerks.