‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel: David Wain And Michael Showalter Talks About The Netflix Series

By Bindhu Mol. G | 1 year ago
‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel: David Wain And Michael Showalter Talks About The Netflix Series

Wet Hot American Summer,” a 2001 American romantic comedy film directed by David Wain, returns as a ludicrous, funny, and densely plotted prequel – an eight-episode miniseries that has premiered on Netflix. Read on.

The screenplay writers of the film, Wain and Michael Showalter, told Entertainment Weekly about few things related to the “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel.


Wain, who also the director of the “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel, is playing the role of Yaron. His character as an Israeli soccer counselor is described as the one  “who proves to be a threat to Coop’s relationship with Donna.”

Shooting the prequel 15 years later than the original film with a few new casts in addition to the same set of original casts was actually fun, said Wain. He further added that the shooting set felt completely fantastic when working with the reunited cast who were good friends. He also said that they are not interested in filming a bad sequel that damages the feeling of the original film.

Showalter plays the role of Coop. He is an extraordinarily sweet & well-mannered guy who is also a hopeless romantic character, in the “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel.

The idea of bringing back all the adult actors of the original film in the prequel is to create “a true ensemble,” revealed Showalter. He said that in the prequel, 20 more new characters are added to the already large cast.

He also added that the existence of toxic waste discovered near the camp would prove to be threat for the existence of the camp, in the prequel. The further story moves towards saving the camp. We could also expect many love relationships.

The “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel is about the things that are happening on the first day of summer camp, whereas the original film is about the things happening on the last day of the camp.

Deadline reported that the eight-episode miniseries prequel to Wain’s 2001 film “Wet Hot American Summer,” has released on Netflix, on July 31, 2015.

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