WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Series Adds Four Big Names

     January 28, 2015


It’s officially the week of Wet Hot American Summer seeing as the Netflix series iteration of the project, entitled Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day, has apparently added Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, and Jason Schwartzman to its already incredibly impressive cast.  This is on top of the teaser trailer and title announcement we got yesterday. 

mad-men-the-runaways-jon-hammDeadline reports on some potential details regarding their roles:

“Hamm will play a secret spy, Wiig is playing a snobby counselor at the preppy rival camp Camp Tigerclaw, Schwartzman is the boy’s camp head counselor while Pine’s character is described as mysterious.”

The series, based on the 2001 film, will again be written by David Wain and Michael Showalter.  Wain will return to the director’s chair with Showalter serving as show runner.  It was previously reported that Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), John Slattery (Mad Men), Randall Park (The Interview‘s Kim Jong-un), Jayma Mays (Glee), Lake Bell (Million Dollar Arm), Paul Scheer (The League), Rob Huebel (Transparent), and Richard Schiff would be joining  the cast as well.

Original stars  Elizabeth BanksPaul RuddBradley CooperAmy PoehlerMolly ShannonJoe Lo TruglioJaneane GarafoloMarguerite MoreauMichael Ian BlackDavid Hyde PierceH. Jon BenjaminJudah FriedlanderNina HellmanZak OrthA.D. MilesMarisa RyanKevin Sussman, and Christopher Meloni are all returning as well.