‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Adds Jai Courtney
Just when we thought Jai Courtney was officially the movies’ responsibility to make happen, Netflix brings him boomeranging back. The Suicide Squad star has officially joined Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later in role that feels oddly true-to-life.
Per Deadline, Courtney will play opposite Amy Poehler as Garth MacArthur, described as “a suave, indie movie darling who is about to become a household name. Garth is recognized wherever he goes, but his eyes aren’t on the fans. He’s mad about Susie (Poehler) and wishes she would agree to take their relationship beyond “friends with benefits.” He joins her on the trip back to Camp Firewood.”
Courtney becomes the third major new addition to the series after Alyssa Milano and Royal Pains alum Mark Feuerstein. The Ten Years Later sequel to 2001's original feature and last year’s First Day of Camp has also officially begun production.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will pick up where the original 2001 movie left off, notably with the star-studded cast of campers and counselors meeting up for a ten-year reunion. Michael Showalter and David Wain will again write, with Wain onboard to direct the 8-episode, half-hour series premiering in 2017.
Thus far confirmed to return for Ten Years Later are Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, Marguerite Moreau, and Michael Showalter. Among the more recent additions, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Lake Bell and Josh Charles are also returning.
In the meantime, watch the Ten Years Later, First Day of Camp and original trailers below.