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Netflix is heading to Staten Island this summer.
The streamer has set a July 30 premiere date for Lorne Michaels-produced comedy Staten Island Summer.
The coming-of-age film, which was penned by Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost and directed by Rhys Thomas, tells the story of a group of lifeguards at the Great Kills Swim Club and their attempt to throw one more great party before summer ends and they leave for college.
The cast is packed with Jost’s current and former SNL colleagues, including Cecily Strong, Bobby Moynihan, Fred Armisen, Will Forte and Kate McKinnon. They star alongside Ashley Greene, comedian Jim Gaffigan, rapper Method Man, Kate Walsh, Gina Gershon, Graham Phillips, Zack Pearlman and Vincent Pastore.
“I’m very happy that Staten Island Summer has found the perfect home,” says Michaels. “Netflix has quickly become the biggest supporter of what’s new and exciting in comedy.” Adds Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos: “We are excited to team with Lorne Michaels, Rhys Thomas and Colin Jost to bring this hilarious coming age comedy to Netflix members around the world. Colin’s script and the appearances of so many SNL cast members make Staten Island Summer the perfect summer comedy for fans.”
The film will have a limited theatrical run beginning July 24 and will then hit Netflix.
It is part of the streamer’s growing slate of comedy projects and launches one day before Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Netflix’s eight-episode prequel to the popular 2001 comedy film that features SNL veterans Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig.
July 20, 10:23 a.m. Updated with quotes.
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