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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Genre Comedy
Created by
Written by
  • Michael Showalter
  • David Wain
  • Christina Lee
Directed by David Wain
Starring
Opening theme "Jane" by Jefferson Starship
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Showalter
  • David Wain
  • Jonathan Stern
  • Peter Principato
  • Howard Bernstein
Cinematography Kevin Atkinson
Production company(s) Showalter Wain
Abominable Pictures
Principato-Young Entertainment
Distributor Netflix
Release
Original channel Netflix
Original release July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Chronology
Preceded by Wet Hot American Summer
External links
Website

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a 2015 satirical comedy television series written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, and directed by Wain. The eight-episode Netflix series is a prequel to Wain’s 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer. All eight episodes were released on July 31, 2015.[1] Jake Fogelnest was also involved.

Contents

  • Cast 1
    • Main cast 1.1
    • Recurring cast 1.2
  • Episodes 2
  • Production 3
  • Reception 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Episodes

No.  Title  Directed by  Written by  Release date 
1 "Campers Arrive" David Wain Michael Showalter & David Wain July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
It’s the first morning at Camp Firewood, and the horny counselors are already making their moves, while something sinister is going on in the woods.
2 "Lunch" David Wain Michael Showalter & David Wain July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Journalist Lindsay goes undercover as a counselor. Beth and Greg make a startling discovery. Coop has his hands full with Kevin and Donna.
3 "Activities" David Wain Michael Showalter July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Tensions rise after Blake sees Andy hitting on Katie. Beth goes to an unlikely source for help. Coop is crushed when Donna gives out multiple gifts.
4 "Auditions" David Wain Michael Showalter July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Claude helps Susie find new leads for the musical. Gail tries to discover the truth about Jonas. The Falcon lands.
5 "Dinner" David Wain Michael Showalter & Christina Lee July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Susie, Claude, Andy and Katie get closer during the evening meal. Jonas overreacts when Victor crank-calls him. Beth and Greg hire a lawyer.
6 "Electro/City" David Wain Michael Showalter & David Wain July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Lives change dramatically during the performance of the staff musical “Electro-City.” Greg and Beth’s lawsuit goes to trial.
7 "Staff Party" David Wain Michael Showalter July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Victor and Coop discover that sex is a lot more complicated than they thought. Lindsay has to file her article. Andy and Katie have a moment of truth.
8 "Day Is Done" David Wain Michael Showalter & David Wain July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
While Beth and Gene fight to save the camp from government forces, Andy and the other counselors take on their Camp Tiger Claw rivals.

Production

After years of speculation and reports on a possible sequel to Wet Hot American Summer, shooting began on the miniseries in January 2015.[2] The entire adult cast of the film returned in the same roles. Much of the film was shot in Los Angeles. Working around the availability of the cast members, many of whom had seen a significant rise in stardom since the original film, was difficult; some sources report that Bradley Cooper, who plays Ben, had to shoot all of his scenes in one day,[3] although star and co-writer Michael Showalter has since denied this claim.[4]

Along with the series, a making-of documentary on Wet Hot American Summer, titled Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot, was released on Netflix on July 24, 2015, consisting of behind the scenes interviews and footage shot during the filming of the movie.

Reception

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a score of 92%, based on 49 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp offers more of the same goofy hijinks that fans of the cult classic crave, but outsiders might not be quite as enamored with." On Metacritic series has a score of 74 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

References

  1. ^ "Campers! Camp Firewood is under quarantine due to an outbreak of mono. Get checked. Camp will now start on July 31".  
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 9, 2015). "‘Wet Hot American Summer’ A Go As Netflix Limited Series; Original Cast To Return — Deadline".  
  3. ^ "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015–) Trivia".  
  4. ^ Andy Greene (July 20, 2015). "‘Wet Hot American Summer’: How Netflix Rescued a Cult-Comedy Classic".  
  5. ^ "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1".  

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