Netflix's limited series Wet Hot American Summer is slowly accumulating one of the finest comedy casts of the year. Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzmann have been tapped for the eight-part series from Michael Showalter (Stella) and David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust).

Jon HammJon Hamm will join Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzmann and Chris Pine in Wet Hot American Summer

The A-list additions join some 20 returning cast members from the 2008 movie, including Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Paul Rudd and Molly Shannon. Other newcomers include John Slattery, Randall Park and Lake Bell.

The original movie took place during the last day of a fictional Jewish summer camp in 1981, before closing for the summer. The camp director struggles to keep her counsellors in order - and her campers alive - while falling in love with astrophysics associate professor Henry (Hyde Pierce).

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It was originally reported that the 8 episode Netflix series would be a prequel and the series official Twitter account appeared to corroborate that by tweeting an image of the film's logo with the world's First Day of Camp written underneath it. 

According to Deadline, Hamm will play a secret spy, whole Wiig is playing a snobby counsellor at the preppy rival camp Camp Tigerclaw. Schwartzmann - best known for his collaborations with Wes Anderson - will play the boy's camp head counsellor. Little is known for Pine's character, other than being described as "mysterious". 

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Netflix has declined to comment on the characters though has released a teaser trailer for the project, which is set to debut in the summer. 

Showalter and Wain will be executive producing alongside Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato. Wain is reprise his role as director. 

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