Are you ready to return to Camp Firewood? Are you? Are you really ready though? Because “the summer of your life is just around the corner,” according to a new trailer for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Styled as an 80s promotional video (complete with the occasional random scene that pops up from taping over something else) on a VHS player that needs a head cleaner (you either know about this or you don’t!), the video gives us our first look at the upcoming series, and it seems absolutely amazing. One, two, three, let’s go!
Did you spot all of the cameos? Is that Christopher Meloni with a mop of hair?? All of the film’s original cast will be returning, including Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander,Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter.
And, as previously reported, other returning actors are H. Jon Benjamin, Nina Hellman, A.D. Miles, Marisa Ryan, Kevin Sussman, and David Wain (who will again write and direct, with Showalter serving as showrunner). New cast members will include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery (Mad Men), Randall Park (The Interview), Lake Bell (In a World…), Jayma Mays (Glee), Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Richard Schiff, and more (like Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig).
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premieres on Netflix July 31st, which is just not soon enough.