'Off the Cuff' Podcast: David Wain Spills on 'Wet Hot' Prequel for Netflix
Filmmaker and satire king David Wain was having a very good morning when #pretapodcasts joined him on the set of his Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital, which had just hours before received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, a category it has already won the past two years.
"Nobody called," said Wain of his nomination as the show's EP, not that he had much time to celebrate with the shooting of season six under way (with all original cast members returning, including Lake Bell, Malin Akerman, Megan Mullally and Rob Corddry) while also promoting his fifth feature film They Came Together, a spoof on the romantic comedy genre starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.
Wain has come a long way from "a lot of couches, a lot of Valley, a lot of just sad, lonely times in L.A." he spent between the initial critical and commercial disappointment of 2001's Wet Hot American Summer and signing a deal with Comedy Central to make Stella in 2004. Since then Wet Hot has grown a cult following and critics have seemingly revised their thinking.
"It's funny how you read online or in the press, or in reviews of They Came Together, 'It was good. Let's see if it's as good as his unanimously heralded classic Wet Hot American Summer,'" Wain said, rather bemused. "It's like, 'wait a minute…!'"
He also told Off the Cuff why everything about They Came Together "is in quotes," what fans can expect of the long-awaited Stella reunion at Jack Black's Festival Supreme this fall, and what details he can reveal about the Wet Hot prequel project coming to Netflix. (Hint: "same cast – all of the cast.")
Listen to Wain's full interview in this episode of Off the Cuff, and be sure to subscribe to #pretapodcasts on iTunes for all the latest episodes.