Yes, the day is young, but I'm calling it - this is the best news we'll get all day: Netflix has greenlit a sequel to Wet Hot American Summer. Not a sequel to the prequel, mind you, but a sequel to David Wain's 2001 film.
Here's the news, via Variety:
The streaming service has greenlit Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, which will again be set at Camp Firewood, but there’s a catch.
Netflix’s upcoming series will take place 10 years after the original 2001 film, and should not be considered a sequel to First Day of Camp, the eight-episode series that streamed on Netflix last July and featured many of the film’s original stars, including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper.
I would like to point out how delightfully convoluted this has become: there was a movie, then - a decade and a half later - there was a prequel series, and now they're making a sequel series to the original film. To keep this nonsense going, the next installment will have to be a theatrically-released prequel to the prequel series. I'd be there day one.
Variety says Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will be comprised of eight 30-minute episodes (all of which will be written by Michael Showalter and David Wain, with Wain directing), and is currently scheduled to premiere sometime in 2017. So if you've never experienced a Wet Hot American Summer, you've got that long to get all caught up on this series' bizarre mythology.
One last thought: fingers crossed they find a way for Chris Pine to return.