The last time that you may have seen Jai Courtney, it was probably in Suicide Squad.
The Australian actor has joined the cast of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Year’s Later. The show is a sequel to Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp from 2015. First Day of Camp is a prequel of the 2001 cult classic film itself, Wet Hot American Summer.
Courtney has joined the stalwarts, who have become big stars, of this Netflix franchise. These returning actors include Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo. Possibly Elizabeth Banks will be included in those ranks. At the moment though, her character is not confirmed for a return.
The Ten Years Later title implies a scene from the end of the film. In the scene, Bradley Cooper’s character says: “Let’s all promise that in 10 years from today, we’ll meet again, and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into.”
Jai Courtney will portray Garth MacArthur, an indie movie darling who is about to become a household name. MacArthur seems to be more interested in Amy Poehler’s character, Susie, than in his fans. He wants to take their relationship beyond the ‘friends with benefits’ level to create a more serious partnership. He joins her on the trip back to Camp Firewood.
For Courtney, it’s the chance to show of some talents in a comedy production.
Most likely, he will be pretty happy about the chance. In an interview once, he said that he was told he had a Bad-Boy-Face and will never get the nice guy roles. Today, he’s most known for action movies and characters that are truly not the nice-guy-next-door characters. The role of Garth MacArthur will mark a different sort of character for him to play.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will consist of eight episodes. They will each be 30 minutes long. They will be written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, who are also the creators of the original movie.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is set to premiere in 2017.