`Wet Hot American Summer` prequel series in the making

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 01, 2014, 13:00 PM IST

New York: `Wet Hot American Summer` co-writer Michael Showalter has confirmed that talks are underway to spin-off the movie into a series.

Rumours that such plans were being made have been swirling for weeks, but Showalter and writer-director David Wain had previously declined to comment publicly.

Showalter has now said that a Netflix series would take place entirely on "the first day of camp", with the all-star original cast returning, reportedly.

"We wouldn`t have wanted to do it if we couldn`t get everybody. So we did our due diligence before the fact and everyone wants to do it," he said.

The writer-actor added, "We`re not going to try to make everything make sense within the film`s context. There will be some of that, but we`re not trying to do a really intricate story.

"It`s more just an opportunity to bring the cast back together and tell more stories about these camp kids." The 2001 cult classic starred Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon and Ken Marino in a parody of teen sex comedies.

Rudd, Banks and Poehler have all publicly supported a sequel or prequel for `Wet Hot American Summer` in recent years.
Poehler and Rudd have more recently collaborated with Wain and Showalter on the romantic comedy `They Came Together`.