Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
WHAS-TYL-title.jpg
Genre Comedy
Created by
Directed by David Wain
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Showalter
  • David Wain
Camera setup Single-camera
Production company(s) Showalter Wain
Abominable Pictures
Principato-Young Entertainment
Distributor Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release August 4, 2017
Chronology
Preceded by Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
External links
Website

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is a satirical comedy web television series created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, and directed by Wain. The Netflix series, which is part of the Wet Hot American Summer franchise, is a sequel to both Wain's 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer, and the 2015 prequel television series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.[1] The series consists of eight episodes, and was released on August 4, 2017.[2]

The show is set in 1991 in both the camp and New York City. Showalter cited St. Elmo's Fire, Singles, and The Big Chill as inspirations.[3]

Cast[edit]

Returning cast from the film (in alphabetical order)[edit]

The following cast members reprised their roles from Wet Hot American Summer:[4][5][2]

Bradley Cooper, who portrayed Ben in the first movie and in First Day of Camp, did not return due to scheduling conflicts. He does, however, appear in framed pictures at the beginning of the first episode. Adam Scott replaced him in the role. Judah Friedlander and Kevin Sussman also did not return as Ron and Steve, respectively.

Returning cast from the previous miniseries[edit]

The following cast members reprised their roles from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp:[4][5][2]

New cast[edit]

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017)[edit]

Episodes:[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Reunion"David WainKrister Johnson & Michael ShowalterAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
2"Softball"David WainChristina Lee & Michael ShowalterAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
3"Tigerclaw"David WainNicole Drespel & Matt KrieteAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
4"Lunch"David WainSarah-Violet Bliss & Charles RogersAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
5"King of Camp"David WainFran Gillespie & Craig RowinAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
6"Rain"David WainDavid Wain & Michael ShowalterAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
7"Dance"David WainKrister Johnson & Anthony KingAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
8"End Summer Night's Dream"David WainDavid Wain & Michael ShowalterAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)

Reception[edit]

The series holds a score of 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 23 reviews, with an average rating of 6.63/10. The site's critic consensus states: "By owning its own ridiculousness, 10 Years Later is a fan-pleasing addition to the cult classic series."[14] Metacritic reports a score of 67 out of 100, based on 12 critics.[15]

Reviewing for Vulture, Jen Chaney described the series as "basically eight episodes of unabashed retro-fueled silliness that has no interest in trying to make anything resembling sense as far as of plot or continuity is concerned. [...] I mean that as a compliment."[16] David Sims of The Atlantic criticized the "dialed back" humor and felt that "Ten Years Later will appeal to fans who just want to see everyone get back together, only this time dressed in goofy ’90s outfits."[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netflix is going back to camp with Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later". April 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' Trailer & Premiere Date: The Gang's All Here — Again". June 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Comedy Bang Bang episode 457, Prepare for the Quake
  4. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (2016-10-19). "Alyssa Milano Joins Season 2 Of 'Wet Hot American Summer'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (2016-10-14). "'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later': Marisa Ryan To Reprise Abby". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (2016-11-01). "'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later': Samm Levine & Marlo Thomas Join Netflix Sequel Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  7. ^ a b Barsanti, Sam (2017-07-27). "Adam Scott to play familiar character in Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later". Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-10-14). "'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later': Mark Feuerstein To Co-Star". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-11-01). "'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' Casts Jai Courtney". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2016-10-27). "Skyler Gisondo Joins 'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later'; 'Mating' Adds Emma Duncan". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-11-03). "'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' Casts Joey Bragg; Nik Dodani In 'Atypical'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-12-05). "'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' Adds Anne-Marie Johnson; Matthew McNulty Joins 'The Terror'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (2017-02-10). "'Disjointed': Chris Redd Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre". Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  14. ^ "WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: TEN YEARS LATER (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later". Metacritic. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  16. ^ Chaney, Jen (August 3, 2017). "You're Probably Going to Love Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later". Vulture. 
  17. ^ Sims, David (August 8, 2017). "The Joke Has Died With Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later". The Atlantic. 

External links[edit]