Amy Poehler on ‘Wet Hot’ Series: ‘Everyone Looks Like They’re Playing Their Own Parents’

Camp Firewood is more than just a summer camp. Camp Firewood is an idea, a promise, a way of life.

And on Friday morning, it will be the setting for a Netflix series.

The latest teaser for “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” which hits Netflix at 12:01 a.m. PT on July 31, goes behind the scenes of the making of the comedy series meant to serve as a prequel to the “campy” 2001 film.

The characters are supposed to be 16 and 17-year-olds, but “everyone looks like they’re playing their own parents,” deadpanned returning co-star Amy Poehler. (That is, of course, except for real-life Dorian Gray, Paul Rudd).

The featurette also gives glimpses of what is involved for new characters like Chris Pine, John Slattery, Jason Schwartzmen, Jordan Peele and Lake Bell.

“[Creators David Wain and Michael Showalter] have a way of delivering comedy very dry so any time you think you’re watching something that is being taken seriously, something subtle will be done to undercut it,” said Peele.

Hopefully Alan Shemper will also guest star.

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  1. Pc says:

    Yeesh. The lack of imagination from the television and movie worlds has definitely come to internet shows. Or what ever the he’ll it’s called.

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