The all-star cast of cult comedy hit Wet Hot American Summer is getting back together for an eight-episode Netflix series.

The 2001 film, featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler, among others, was a box office flop upon its release, but has since become a DVD favourite, prompting creators David Wain and Michael Showalter to get the gang back together for a TV series. Wain will direct the project.

News about a Wet Hot American Summer revival first surfaced in 2012, when Showalter discussed plans for a prequel to the original, about life at a fictional early-1980s Jewish summer camp.

Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni and Michael Ian Black are also expected to return for the new project.

J-Connection: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Ian Black are Jewish.