Netflix’s is bringing back the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer as a limited series and has already secured most of the original gang — Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter, Kevin Sussman, and David Wain — to appear. This, to be clear, is good news.
And now the news has gotten even better, as the show will feature a pretty impressive roster of additional cast members, too. According to Deadline, the list includes Josh Charles; Roger Sterling himself, John Slattery; SNL alum Michaela Watkins; Randall Park, who played Kim Jong-un in The Interview; Jayma Mays; Lake Bell; Paul Scheer; Rob Huebel; and Richard Schiff.
More. I must know more.
Watkins will play a tough New Yorker, Charles is a guy from a rival camp, Huebel’s a rival professor to Pierce, Schiff is Pierce’s academic superior, Park’s a librarian in love with Shannon, Scheer is a journalist, and Wain is an acquaintance of one of the main characters from an Israeli kibbutz. Netflix declined comment.
Yup, this works. This all works just fine.