It may have taken less than $2 million at the box office back in 2001, but comedy Wet Hot American Summer has gone on to become a cult classic thanks to its impressive cast list. But now it looks as if the comedy is getting a second chance to break the mainstream, this time as an eight episode series to be streamed on Netflix

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper was one of the stars of Wet Hot American Summer

The limited series has been created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, who also wrote the movie. Wain, who directed the film, will also be behind the camera this time. The duo will also serve as executive producers alongside Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato.

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Set on the last day of a fictional Jewish summer camp in 1981, the film starred David Hyde Pierce, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. It also featured a pre Hunger Games Elizabeth Banks and Bradley Cooper eight years before The Hangover hit theatres.

Most of the impressive cast list are said to be returning for the series, but its not yet known when it will take place. There had been suggestions that Wain and Showalter were writing a prequel, however it is rumoured the series could pick up 14 years after the film.

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Netflix confirmed the series was on its way when a Wet Hot American Summer twitter account appeared, with the message ‘Welcome, campers!’ followed by, 'It's true, camp is back in session. #WetHotAmericanSummer will return for 8 all new episodes'.