This first trailer for WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP is a way of life!

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Everybody has their List of Shame. You know, that group of movies and TV series that everybody has seen except you. On Darryn’s list you’ll find such criminal entries as Battlestar Galactica and Fight Club. Yes, he’s never seen Fight Club – I am Jack’s Sense of Utter Disbelief.

I tell you about his grievous exclusions to distract you from the fact that I’ve never seen Wet Hot American Summer, the cult 2001 satirical camp comedy that starred a who’s-who of they’re-now-awesome actors like Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Jo Lo Truglio, H. Jon Benjamin and more (Also a who’s-who of what-the-hell-ever-happened-to-them actors like Janeane Garofolo and David Hyde Pierce).

I’m planning to rectify my oversight soon though, in anticipation of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Netflix’s upcoming 8-episode series follow-up to David Wain’s 1980’s set-movie. But just because this prequel, showing off the campers’ first day, is showing up nearly a decade and a half later, don’t go expecting any unnecessary modern sensibilities to go sneaking in to the tale of Camp Firewood. No, siree, as you can see by this brilliantly retro first trailer, this series is going for that proper era authenticity.

Did you catch the glimpses of the original cast members in there? Well, they’re going to be joined by a just as talented group – who you don’t actually see in this trailer at all – which includes the likes of Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, John Hamm, John Slattery, Lake Bell and more.

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp will debut all 8-episodes on Netflix on July 31.

Last Updated: June 30, 2015

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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