Grab your tiniest swimming trunks, your chaise lounge, and your gurnal: a new trailer for Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is here. The Jon Benjamin-narrated (and very chillwave) Camp Firewood promo clip provides a glimpse at the camp's best activities and some of the original film's most beloved stars (including Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd). The 2001 cult comedy's TV spinoff premieres on July 31st, just over 14 years after the original Wet Hot American Summer hit theaters.
The performers can barely pass as grad students, much less teenagers
The original movie was a goofy, debaucherous romp through the last day at a summer camp in 1981, and it was chock-full of performers who went on to enjoy impressive mainstream success. (That didn't stop the film from commercially and critically tanking.) Of course, half the fun was that all the parts were played by actors and actresses who could barely pass as graduate students, much less teenagers. First Day of Camp is doubling down on the premise by stepping back to the titular first day with a cast that's now mostly in their 40s. David Wain and Michael Showalter are once again handling writing and direction, and much of the original cast is set to reprise their roles, even as their schedules are decidedly more full. A few new players are coming on board, too: Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, and others are set to join the party.