In the closing scene of Wet Hot American Summer, the counselors make a pact that they’ll meet again in the same spot ten years later. It’s been 14 years, but the gang is returning this summer, albeit in a new spot: Netflix. The series, a prequel to the movie, will focus on the first day of summer camp, when the counselors meet.
Instead of directly promoting the new series, this trailer advertises its fictional setting: Camp Firewood. Narrated in a masterfully unenthused monotone by H. Jon Benjamin, who plays Christopher Meloni’s pep-talking Can of Vegetables in the original movie, the trailer plays like a grainy VHS video, complete with interludes of snowy static and some poor editing over a homemade sex tape.
Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and other members of the original cast — who were around a decade too old to play camp counselors the first time around and are now, consequently, two decades too old — return with a handful of new additions, including Kristen Wiig, Randall Park and Jon Hamm.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp debuts July 31 on Netflix.