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Netflix embarks on Wet Hot American Summer

Netflix is making an original series based on the 2001 comedy feature film Wet Hot American Summer.

The series will run to eight episodes and feature several of the cast of the film, which included Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and  Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).

The series has been written by the creators of the movie, David Wain (Wanderlust) and Michael Showalter (Signs).

The movie, which Wain also directed, was set on the last day of a fictional US summer camp as camp.

The news was first reported by Deadline.