‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ is an American satirical comedy web series that airs on Netflix. The show first premiered on August 4, 2017. It has been created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, and Wain is the director of the series.
The ‘Wet Hot American’ series has been a popular and controversial one since its inception. The 2001 film version made sensational achievements in the area of satirical comedies and paved the way for a television adaptation. In fact, we did see its version on the small screen with the 2015 series ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’. Despite the then young cast’s high-profile status and popularity, they all returned when their early success called for the series and made the franchise a profitable venture.
‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ was also hugely successful upon its release. The show serves as a sequel to both the 2001 film, and the 2015 prequel series. It is set in 1991 in New York City and the camp. Notably, Showalter claims to have drawn inspiration from ‘Singles’, ‘The Big Chill’, and ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’. The series naturally has an immense fan base since it is part of a fun franchise, which is well established. Critics too have lauded the series calling it a pleasurable watch simply because it is not afraid to own up its own ridiculousness.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Cast: Who is in it?
‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ saw the majority of the cast return in their respective roles from their previous appearance in the franchise, while some of the roles were redefined and new cast members replaced the old ones. Adam Scott replaced Bradley Cooper in one of the high-profile changes.
Old cast members from the movie and the previous seasons like Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, and Paul Rudd returned among others. Sarah Burns and Anne-Marie Johnson were very well received in their new roles. Christopher Meloni, Lake Bell, Kristen Wiig, and Chris Pine are also among the notable names that have returned to the show.
The new cast members, apart from Scott, Burns, and Johnson, include Alyssa Milano of ‘Charmed‘ fame, and Jai Courtney of ‘Jack Reacher‘ fame. This is in no way the complete cast, as there are several other characters in this expansive roster, and they all contribute in their own ways to make the show a resounding success.