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“Wet Hot American Summer” sequel “one hundred percent happening”?

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Apparently a “Wet Hot American Summer” sequel is “one hundred percent” in the works, according to star and co-writer Michael Showalter. The problem is the rest of the cast didn’t seem to be aware of that already.

Showalter was a guest on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” last night, and was asked directly by host Andy Cohen whether there would be a “Summer” sequel. It’s something that’s been rumored about for a while ever since director David Wain said last year that a prequel is in the works.

“Absolutely yes. One hundred percent yes,” Showalter replied to Cohen. “The whole gang — everyone is back. We’re doing it.”

This seemed to be news to some of the cast, though. Michael Ian Black seemed to be caught by surprise by Showalter’s announcement.

“I really don’t think this is true,” he tweeted after Showalter’s announcement had been made. He had tweeted earlier in the night, “I just found out there’s going to be a ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ sequel from @mshowalter on TV. Apparently, I’m not in it.” Black later joked, “Andy, please ask @mshowalter if I can be in the “Wet Hot” sequel. Thanks! #wwhl”

In the past, Black had expressed interest in doing a “Summer” sequel. He told Vulture that he would be back on board if the crew ended up getting the money to film it.

“I have heard rumors that [director] David Wain started floating out there I think probably somewhat prematurely, but I don’t know. I think we’d all like to do it. If somebody wants to write us a check for several million dollars, I’m sure we will do it,” he said.

What this could be, though, is the prequel that Wain had previously discussed. “The prequel would be the same summer,” Wain said, “so it would be 40-year-olds playing 16-year-olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.” It’s unclear whether that means the old cast — Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks, among others — would be asked back, or whether the movie would star new talent. Hopefully the former, just because it will be nice to see all of those now-famous actors brought back to the film that helped launch their careers.

Would you want to see a “Wet Hot American Summer” sequel or prequel? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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