Are you really ready to go back to Camp Firewood? Two weeks ago, Netflix teased David Wain’s eight-episode prequel to his 2000 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer with an all-too-fitting ’80s commercial that only offered glimpses of the comedy that awaits us. Now, they’ve unleashed a trailer that spans two minutes and 40 seconds, featuring a number of gags and our first look at new characters from Jason Schwartzman, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, and many more. Catch the full trailer below, in addition to a super sweet throwback poster shortly after.
According to Wain, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp “is a prequel to the original movie. In real life we’re 15 years older but in the show we’re playing two months younger. The movie took place on the last day of camp in the summer of 1981. The show takes place on the first day.”
The cast includes Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Judah Friedlander, Molly Shannon, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Marguerite Moreau, and Zak Orth.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premieres July 31st on Netflix.